Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,723,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.21 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 O S$1 MS obverse 1894 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1894-O Morgan dollar had a healthy mintage of over 1.7 million coins, weak strikes and poor luster plague this issue. Today, this issue is known as one of the major conditional rarities of the entire series. Any uncirculated example brings well into the 4 figures, and NGC has only graded a mere nine coins in gem. (9/2016)

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Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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1894 O S$1 MS
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Base $ 45.00 55.00 62.50 70.00 110 225 250 340 575 1300 1750 2450 5650 11750 64000 - - - - -
$ - - 275 400 950 - 1900 4300 6750 22500 - - - -
1894 O S$1 MS Prooflike
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1894 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 12500 30000 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5160
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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11/4/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1261/Lot# 17484


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5/14/1997 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0945, 945/Lot# 1779 $185.30
5/16/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 942 $316.25
1/31/2010 NGC MS 60   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1373 $437.00
7/3/2011 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/03/2011, 124/Lot# 12053 $47.99
9/6/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1174/Lot# 9261 $182.13
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131332/Lot# 26813 $236.18
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4501 $8,225.00
9/4/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8264 $352.50
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7240 $7,637.50
  NGC MS 62   Bonhams $3,276.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S$1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91394597510081041107511101145118212192685275431944694768379638250854488479157991512567
92495598610191052108711221157119417082708290136945690777680598348864589509410107990
0000001122115711941708270829013694569077768059834886458950941000
0000001133117012072196273130474194668778708154844687469054966200
1894 S$1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4165426143574456455646574761486649725081519153035417765180628490893493959873103701120014095
4197429343904489459046924796490150085118522853416162778882058638908895541003910647121650
000000479649015008511852285341616277888205863890889554100391064700
000000483149375045515452665379690679258347878692419714102041092300
1894 S$1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163212248278395450715783820121915582009249536205466104301164312023124121335916645
15817922425831741353873879595313321708217128704235712110834117701215312728144540
0000005387387959531332170821712870423571211083411770121531272800
00000062776080810861445185923333245485187751123911896122821304300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 5466
Owner: John Lab
 
Grade: AU 55 DPL
Points: 5081
Owner: Ramundo
 
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