Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,450,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.96 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1903 O $1 MS obverse 1903 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1903 New Orleans Mint Morgan dollar hard a mintage of some 4.45 million coins. However, many of these ended up melted or lost to history. Because of this, the 1903-O Morgan was once considered the absolute key to the entire series. Fortunately for those who wanted one, but less so for those who owned one, this date was found in abundance in the Treasury vaults in the 1960's. This hoard made this issue very obtainable in gem and even all the way up to MS67.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/3/2019

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1903 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 325 395 410 420 430 435 440 455 475 490 495 500 520 550 715 1180 4000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 505 525 575 800 1900 6450 -
1903 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 500 525 575 645 1080 2100 5700 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 775 950 2300 11500 - -
1903 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1000 1400 1900 5850 14500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8701
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: 6/19/2019 1903 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base827223445811246212522293423073081142634851---8582
--------------1--5----6
-------------121542193---109
---------------1------1
Total827223445811246212522293523293136144736254---8698
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %11 %27 %36 %17 %4 %1 %--- 
1903 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------417501171---90
-----------------------
-----------------------
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Total-------------417501171---90
 -------------4 %19 %56 %12 %8 %1 %--- 
1903 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1-39124-----29
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-----------1-391241----30
 -----------3 %-10 %30 %40 %13 %3 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/4/1999 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1195, 1195/Lot# 1769 $228.90
9/17/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 411, 417/Lot# 5802 $345.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12189 $492.20
5/27/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 848 $242.65
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225538 $441.00
1/18/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3517, 6086/Lot# 21361 $399.50
1/24/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131605/Lot# 21344 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7497748028298588889189499801013104710811110115212061450204834473601376141575582
7577838118398688989289599911024105810911124117012871649251434983654389346320
0000009289599911024105810911124117012871649251434983654389300
00000093997010021036107011001138118813691849298135503708402500
1903 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34836338139541242944546348250252254154155194913453080796013914195374696955112
35336938640141843445146948950952854154468410811923470799451578828681496830
0000004514694895095285415446841081192347079945157882868100
00000045747649551553554154881612132502633311929176633782500
1903 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7017258208659009419909669821005102110361051109511381173136318213545370340935503
7097578358779149579909719901010102610411066110911501236151623963598383345630
0000009909719901010102610411066110911501236151623963598383300
0000009909779971016103110461080112411611300166829703650396300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2203
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 744
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 608
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 487
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 452
US Type Set, 1792-1964 318
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 301
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 265
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 243
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 218
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 194
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 171
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 144
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 128
New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 60
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 57
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 53
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 38
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 37
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 30
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 26
1903 Mint Set 22
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 16
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 15
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 11
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 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 9945
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3545
Owner: Darrens5
 
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