Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 3,720,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.47 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1904 O S$1 MS obverse 1904 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Without a doubt, this is among the most common dates in the entire Morgan Dollar series from 1878 to 1904. Only 1921 is a more common issue. In the case of the '04-O, this common date status only holds for Mint State coins. When was the last time you saw a circulated example? Superb Gem quality examples also don't fit the usual role, for MS67 and higher grade coins are also quite rare. Prior to the Treasury release of the early 1960s, this issue was actually one of the three rarest of all Morgan silver dollars, alongside 1898-O and 1903-O. In 1960, Mint State examples had a value of $260 and in 1965, $3.50!

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/19/2014

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1904 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 30.00 31.00 32.00 33.00 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 48.00 52.00 60.00 70.00 82.00 180 375 5200 - - -
$ 38.00 40.00 41.00 42.00 45.00 54.00 58.00 67.00 78.00 110 230 1150 - -
1904 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 145 185 370 1250 6500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1904 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 110 145 235 525 1200 3450 27500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 300 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 128068
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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12/23/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131451/Lot# 27668
12/23/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27268
12/23/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131451/Lot# 27669
1/12/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6160


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/21/1996 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 0869, 869/Lot# 1899 $23.75
9/18/2001 PCGS MS 66   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21094, 21094/Lot# 4404 $2,050.00
1/25/2004 NGC MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2794 $86.25
7/23/2009 NGC MS 63   Deep Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 395, 401/Lot# 8961 $287.50
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 68175 $50.00
10/21/2013 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 3453, 3453/Lot# 1967 $600.00
1/26/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 144449 $71.50
10/24/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23478 $117.50
11/16/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131447/Lot# 27860 $60.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231231231271311351551431471511631942092372723365979493601376141575582
12312312412813214215514414815517319921824929342371418333654389346320
00000015514414815517319921824929342371418333654389300
00000015514615015918420422826031551083227173708402500
1904 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914715516317117918619820521622723728232038152783815583984415745826109
142150158166174181190200209220230252295340430631107823674042429950910
000000190200209220230252295340430631107823674042429900
000000194203212223234267307361478734131831754099444000
1904 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194205216223234244258268282295308320366852203209252464608992341747621462
19820921822723724926127328629931233536613025352214383672713711981188050
0000002612732862993123353661302535221438367271371198100
0000002652772913043163513661752877231951488181861472900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3654
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3601
Owner: Jim & Cheryl C
 
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