Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,004,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.44 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 O S$1 MS obverse 1897 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like the 1896-O (an issue that is also well represented in this sale), the 1897-O is known for poor striking definition, dull luster, and, as a result, limited eye appeal. On the other hand, most of the Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike coins extant display an exactness of strike that is a radical departure from the norm for the issue.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1897 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 40.00 55.00 55.00 100.00 130 175 340 850 1200 2350 4800 17500 67500 115000 180000 - - -
$ 65.00 120 160 240 400 950 1600 3000 8800 32000 77500 155000 - -
1897 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 430 480 575 1000 1750 4750 9000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 13000 - - - - -
1897 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3100 11500 22000 50000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 3600 15000 26000 72500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6135
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
12/30/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131452/Lot# 29235
12/30/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131452/Lot# 29593
1/12/2015 MS 61  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6118
1/14/2015 MS 64  Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas Session(2), 3038/Lot# 35304


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/6/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1468, 1468/Lot# 1683 $196.20
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2029 $3,450.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2030 $2,760.00
1/29/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 1231 $138.00
8/11/2009 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29084, 29084/Lot# 26554 $94.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2197 $1,930.00
12/1/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131350/Lot# 22840 $229.13
5/19/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20502 $70.50
8/31/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 167972 $175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11511913914716322025536645056389115581886267137476473106531275714751152031630320094
11612614215218223229239448867211131667214830304656786611354134221490215570175670
0000002923944886721113166721483030465678661135413422149021557000
0000003294225257821336177724093388556492601205614086150521593600
1897 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base793820849879908940971100410361110123916581969373049355137534555595779600665628536
802830859889919950982101510611153137917622556413250025206541656325855619172200
000000982101510611153137917622556413250025206541656325855619100
000000993102510851196151818653143453350705276548857065930637700
1897 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2250231123722435249925642631269927672838290929823057546670779588100741057811100116411254415685
227023312393245625212586265427222791286229333007386060037914975010242107521128011942135910
00000026542722279128622933300738606003791497501024210752112801194200
00000026762744281428852958303246636540875199121041010926114611224300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1886
Owner: kgzpop
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1558
Owner: MWit
 
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