Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 13,320,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.35 (10/16/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 O $1 MS obverse 1901 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In the early 20th century, the 1901-O Morgan dollar was nearly impossible to find in mint state. This was odd considering its large mintage of over 13 million coins. It wasn't until the treasury began releasing silver dollars from storage in the 1950's and 1960's that large numbers of 1901-O Morgans were released which transformed this issue from an impossibly rare one in uncirculated grades to one of the most common.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/8/2018

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1901 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.50 32.00 38.00 42.00 45.00 47.00 50.00 52.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 115 235 735 27500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 66.00 80.00 135 450 3250 - -
1901 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 70.00 85.00 160 340 675 3300 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 400 1200 - - -
1901 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 90.00 125 200 490 1450 12500 23000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40988
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/15/2018 1901 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base10242516318144927711716716411275219327546349220---40118
--------------57741---24
-------------1617088201---286
-----------------1----1
Total10242516318144927711716716421276319504555851722---40429
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %4 %32 %48 %14 %1 %0 %--- 
1901 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------152217239415417----765
-----------------------
--------------131-----5
-----------------------
Total-----------152217339715517----770
 -----------0 %1 %3 %22 %52 %20 %2 %---- 
1901 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------63540231----105
-----------------------
-----------------------
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Total-------------63540231----105
 -------------6 %33 %38 %22 %1 %---- 

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11/21/2004 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1964, 1964/Lot# 1728 $176.00
6/11/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65063, 65063/Lot# 23241 $737.15
6/4/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 147, 152/Lot# 1535 $115.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1754 $207.00
7/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131128/Lot# 28748 $84.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 143493 $75.00
6/8/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 187032 $74.80
1/23/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3518, 6087/Lot# 20247 $54.05


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139147155163171179186198205216227237272304527725139329363073321635684846
142150158166174181190200209220230249283378593948190729823121333339940
000000190200209220230249283378593948190729823121333300
0000001942032122232342602934536591170242230273168345100
1901 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19420521622323424425826828229530832036685489102824643009456571381904723288
198209218227237249261273286299312335366220669150726463528542311108204610
00000026127328629931233536622066915072646352854231110800
00000026527729130431635136635484819852827404662801507700
1901 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123123135143155163171179190198205216237278381705145077047984867011079
12312312713814715816617418319320020922325131248995335357797821394730
00000016617418319320020922325131248995335357797821300
000000168176186195203212230264347597120256197891844100
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2022
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 684
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 532
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 439
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 420
US Type Set, 1792-1964 279
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 278
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 242
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 220
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 199
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 157
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 126
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 80
New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 47
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 38
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 26
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 22
1901 Mint Set 19
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 19
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 18
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 11
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 11
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 9
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3535
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2781
Owner: Burnett
 
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