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1891-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7208, 7209, 97209

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,954,529
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 1796 @ $2,645.00 "to the book"

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3060, sold for $6,095.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6339, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6535, plated, sold for $5,750.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3682, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

ANACS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6533, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6534, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 348, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

PCGS MS-63 DMPL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 349, not illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 741 @$126.50

Notes:
The 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar is somewhat scarce in Uncirculated condition and Gems are rare.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-62 and MS-64, in that order.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are very scarce; in Gem condition they are almost non-existent.   The finest examples certified by PCGS are 42 MS-65's, 6 MS-64 Prooflikes, and 2 MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

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