Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 450,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.60 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 O $1 MS obverse 1895 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1895-O Morgan dollar is one of the key conditional rarities of the entire series. Only 450,000 were struck, of which many were likely melted. The ones that were released into circulation at the time of their striking quickly acquired the look of an AU coin due to poor strikes and luster. Due to this, the 1895-O Morgan is usually found in AU or below, and uncirculated examples are extremely rare. According to the NGC price guide, even an MS60 example is in the five figures.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1895 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 230 255 295 445 520 1100 1300 2300 5800 16500 20000 26000 65000 97000 217500 395000 700000 - - -
$ - - 1750 3050 7800 - - 34000 70000 - - - - -
1895 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 2750 3000 6200 18000 30000 - 66500 117500 - - - - - -
1895 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 5250 9500 23750 33500 45000 85000 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6246
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
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: 10/22/2019 1895 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base96465330410944500963440558638676335920141211----6160
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------21--5-23--------13
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Total96465330410944500965441558638681336123141211----6173
 2 %8 %5 %7 %15 %8 %16 %7 %9 %10 %11 %1 %1 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %---- 
1895 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------3425393--1-------75
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Total-------3425393--1-------75
 -------4 %5 %33 %52 %4 %--1 %------- 
1895 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------4412---------11
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Total---------4412---------11
 ---------36 %36 %9 %18 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
3/17/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9037 $253.00
6/26/2011 NGC AG 3   Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 2525 $161.00
1/9/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 12174 $470.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 887 $529.00
8/25/2013 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 766, 775/Lot# 5188 $3,900.00
3/23/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 179055 $451.00
4/14/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20559 $246.75
8/10/2016 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(4), 1238/Lot# 5476 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25512618268527532824289529683042311731944217658178598768112378158261630316790172871849522647
2573264027082777284829192993306731433535500570078162876841271352715985164651695617690198790
000000299330673143353550057007816287684127135271598516465169561769000
000000301730923168387657937433846587688252146771614416628171211809200
1895 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base384839384029412242164312441045094610471348177168829392341022614206177231848619274200852143426052
38783968406041534248434544434543464447485601754386079565115531537817977187491954420535229730
0000004443454346444748560175438607956511553153781797718749195442053500
0000004476457646794782638479188920989512879165511823219011198152098400
1895 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6616848389251036130314501949210625254111636269517859952011575147511857822441230572454929642
6697358679621125135216162001224630544861655872548413102051263416027198662264623554262470
0000001616200122463054486165587254841310205126341602719866226462355400
0000001783205423853582561267557556896610890136921730221153228522405200
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Grade: AU 55 DPL
Points: 4713
Owner: Ramundo
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4111
Owner: GauchoDave
 
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