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Obverse of 1892-O Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1892-O Morgan Silver Dollar


1892-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7216, 7217, 97217

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,744,000
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) below the center of the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8394, illustrated, sold for $14,375.00  Ex: February 2000 Long Beach (Heritage, 2/00), lot 5616, sold for  $14,000.00

PCGS MS-65.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1804, sold for $4,197.50 "to the book"

PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1805, sold for $4,370.00 "to the book"

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6546, plated, sold for $4,715.00   From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6547, plated, sold for $3,680.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3688, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3689, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6350, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6349, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6348, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8393, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8392, not illustrated, not sold

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 521, unsold

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 522, sold for $253.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 356, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1126, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1127, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6347, not illustrated, sold for $333.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 744, sold for $322.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8391, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

NGC MS-64, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to the Gem category.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1395, not plated, sold for $241.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1396, not plated, sold for $184.00

Notes:
Most Uncirculated examples of this date are MS-63, followed by an equal distribution between MS-62 and MS-64 examples.  Many examples of this date are poorly struck, which explains the rarity of MS-65 and better coins.  Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike examples are extreme rarities, typical of the O-Mint Dollars issued between 1892 and 1897.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a single MS-67, 4 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