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Obverse of 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar


1890-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7200, 7201, 97201

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,701,100
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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1791 @ $1,782.50

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6520, plated, sold for $5,980.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3668, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3669, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8373, illustrated, sold for $948.75

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6519, plated, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 341, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 342, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1113, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2124, illustrated, sold for $1,897.00

PCGS MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8374, not illustrated, not sold

ANACS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3670, not illustrated, sold for $92.00

MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 994, not illustrated, sold for $132.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1823 @$75.00

Notes:
The 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar is common in Uncirculated condition but Gems are scarce.  Part of the reason for the scarcity of Gems is because many of this date come poorly struck.  Many Mint State examples have the details of a Very Fine coin, despite having full luster on both sides.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-64 and MS-62, in that order.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are scarce; in Gem condition they both become rare.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are 19 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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