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Obverse of 1884-O Morgan Dollar     Reverse of 1884-O Morgan Dollar


1884-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7154, 7155, 97155

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,730,000
Proofs: Unique

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

Notes:
The 1884-O Morgan Silver Dollar is common in all Uncirculated grades including Gem.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are also easy to obtain.  The most common Uncirculated grade is a toss-up between MS-63 and MS-64.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a single MS-68, a single MS-67 Prooflike, and a single MS-68 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Significant examples:
NGC Specimen MS-64.  Ex - Brock collection - University of Pennsylvania - B. Max Mehl and the New Netherlands Coin Company - Bowers and Merena's sale of the Norweb collection, Part III, November 1988, sold for $20,900.00 - Jack Lee - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1741, sold for $22,425.00 "to the book"

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 959, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-66 DMPL (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 14-16, 2003, Lot 2378

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3633, not illustrated, sold for $172.50

NGC MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8303, not illustrated, sold for $172.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 316, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1088, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1809, sold for $1,380.00

MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5779, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

NGC MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6457, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

PCGS MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 102, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1357, not plated, sold for $373.75

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