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: $13.50 (10/15/2019)
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.

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Last Updated: 7/30/2019

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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 1300 8500 - - - -
$ - - - - 65.00 - - - 195 420 2500 16500 - -
1890 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 115 135 165 250 500 2800 16500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 350 900 5300 - - -
1890 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 150 240 300 500 1300 8750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3600 15750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10406
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: 10/8/2019 1890 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base17332122543040273869116493121536429929972072----9869
-------------1101411----27
-------------571953-----174
--------------11------2
Total17332122543040273869116493121542438131072113----10072
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %0 %3 %15 %43 %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-----------3428841138-----240
-----------------------
--------------1-------1
-----------------------
Total-----------3428851138-----241
 -----------1 %2 %12 %35 %47 %3 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/2/1999 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1170, 1170/Lot# 1876 $152.60
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 952 $149.50
9/9/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 8681 $287.50
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 120664 $93.50
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6579 $205.63
11/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   Deep Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 211 $375.00
  NGC MS 64   Bonhams $292.00
2/16/2017 PCGS MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1252/Lot# 4671 $1,500.48
3/26/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131714/Lot# 22205 $89.00
10/1/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131741/Lot# 23704 $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: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4669
Owner: JP Hot 50
 
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