Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 7,954,529
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.67 (4/26/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 O $1 MS obverse 1891 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1891-O Morgan dollar had a mintage of nearly 8 million coins. This date was not well produced, and are often found with weak strikes. Major clash marks are also common on this particular issue.

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Last Updated: 4/26/2019

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1891 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 41.00 46.00 55.00 110 195 240 292 422 850 8200 26600 - - - -
$ - - - 70.00 125 - 250 335 475 2250 16800 - - -
1891 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 210 375 675 1990 5100 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2250 6450 - - - -
1891 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 330 575 1100 3125 7500 41000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4000 10000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5192
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
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: 4/23/2019 1891 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base112329448672796410312217069339104117341070733----5132
-------------1142-----8
----------1--523331-----63
---------------1------1
Total112329448672796410312217169339104717581108763----5204
 0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %1 %2 %1 %2 %2 %3 %1 %7 %20 %34 %21 %1 %0 %---- 
1891 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------11-1111418------46
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total---------11-1111418------46
 ---------2 %2 %-2 %24 %30 %39 %------ 
1891 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------1--13-63------14
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total--------1--13-63------14
 --------7 %--7 %21 %-43 %21 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/27/2004 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #13, 17/Lot# 291 $586.50
11/8/2009 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2768, 2768/Lot# 2285 $86.25
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2658 $805.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3188 $546.25
6/15/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 200902 $238.70
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6596 $505.25
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 18210 $540.50
2/22/2018 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1272/Lot# 8776 $576.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base381398415431448466484505524544565586925127121613601376139274097427347076264
3874044204374544724915115315515726991040156826413654381639844156441852260
0000004915115315515726991040156826413654381639844156441800
0000004985185375585798121156186431213708387240404214456200
1891 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5936156376616847117357627898178468741239175330574565892993909868103641119414088
6006226456696937197447717988278559961410218835606020908395491003310641121590
000000744771798827855996141021883560602090839549100331064100
0000007537808088368651117158226224062747492369709101991091700
1891 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123139147151155163167171201351539620695925158347809046936196851047413233
123128142148152158164168181251414566645772114426496202915194699948113940
00000016416818125141456664577211442649620291519469994800
000000166170191301476593670848136437147624925695771021100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4780
Owner: Goldenboy#1
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4780
Owner: Ramundo
 
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