Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 10,701,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.58 (7/21/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 O $1 MS obverse 1890 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As is the case with many O-mint Morgan dollars, the 1890 product from New Orleans often comes quite weakly struck. Weak strikes are one of the reasons that this coin is much more scarce in gem than choice.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1890 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 60.00 80.00 90.00 110 135 375 1380 9500 - - - -
$ - - - - 65.00 - - - 195 420 3000 16500 - -
1890 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 115 135 165 250 580 3250 18000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 350 995 5300 - - -
1890 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 150 240 300 585 1700 9200 52500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3600 15750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10351
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1890 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base15332122532938273768111493091517428729932063----9818
-------------1101412----28
-------------569943-----171
--------------11------2
Total15332122532938273768111493091523436731022105----10019
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %0 %3 %15 %44 %31 %2 %0 %---- 
1890 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------4635125113122----297
-----------------------
--------------12------3
-----------------------
Total-----------4635126115122----300
 -----------1 %2 %12 %42 %38 %4 %1 %---- 
1890 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------3428811128-----236
-----------------------
--------------1-------1
-----------------------
Total-----------3428821128-----237
 -----------1 %2 %12 %35 %47 %3 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2985 $1,150.00
10/8/2007 NGC MS 63   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 184, 190/Lot# 922 $161.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(2), 1152/Lot# 3955 $2,012.50
3/20/2012 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3245, 3245/Lot# 1239 $52.00
10/28/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 79820 $204.72
5/12/2014 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20525 $205.63
  NGC MS 64   Bonhams $292.00
1/10/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131603/Lot# 25804 $89.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15115916717518319420121222323424425532043762012063126770479848272897611445
1541621701781871962052162272372482773594988151846465277978080850797990
0000002052162272372482773594988151846465277978080850700
00000020821923024125129839855910112486617878918176874100
1890 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179190198209216227237251262272285298409663110324175222975610248107581161114581
18319320221122023024225526527628933549481015413352673399201041811042126010
0000002422552652762893354948101541335267339920104181104200
00000024625826928129437257895619794287824510084105881132700
1890 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123139147151155163163167175190237288336395802269951585367558261097984
1231281421481521581631641701802062543043565311434351952285439575867340
0000001631641701802062543043565311434351952285439575800
0000001631661721852212713203756662067433852975510593300
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 5222
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4669
Owner: JP Hot 50
 
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