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Obverse of 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar


1889-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7192, 7193, 97193

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,875,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) beneath the bow on the reverse
 

mages courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1781, sold for $3,680.00

NGC MS-65.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1782, sold for $3,105.00 "to the book"

NGC MS-65.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1783, sold for $3,335.00 "to the book"

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6511, plated, sold for $12,650.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3661, not illustrated, sold for $2,242.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8367, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 337, illustrated, not sold

ANACS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3662, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

MS-64, premium quality.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3663, illustrated, not sold

ANACS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8366, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8365, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8364, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6510, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 989, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 990, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

ANACS MS-63 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1565, unsold

PCGS MS-63 Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6327, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8362, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, and a near Gem.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1384, not plated, sold for $161.00

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2112, not illustrated, sold for $86.00

Notes:
The 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar is slightly scarce in Uncirculated condition and Gems are very challenging.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-62 and MS-64 in nearly equal quantities.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are every bit as rare as those of the 1889-CC Dollar but are much less expensive.  The finest examples certified by PCGS were 5 MS-66's, a single MS-66 Prooflike, and a single MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 

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