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Obverse of 1894 Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1894 Morgan Silver Dollar


1894 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7228, 7229, 97229, 7329

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 110,000
Proofs: 972

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the center of the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7429, illustrated, sold for $8,912.50

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8497, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-66 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 391, plated, sold for $12,075.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2150, illustrated, sold for $1,782.00

Choice Brilliant Proof, with definite claims to a higher grade.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1204, plated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6677, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

Brilliant Proof, just bordering on Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1400, plated, sold for $1,236.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6570, plated, sold for $18,400.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8413, illustrated, sold for $3,392.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1012, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 363, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3711, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6569, plated, sold for $2,760.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1135, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6986, not illustrated, not sold

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 536, sold for $862.50

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1401, not plated, sold for $661.25

AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6985, not illustrated, not sold

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 537, sold for $661.25

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1136, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2151, illustrated, sold for $690.00

AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6982, not illustrated, not sold

AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6983, not illustrated, not sold

AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6981, not illustrated, not sold

AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6980, not illustrated, not sold

AU-55, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5826, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5825, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6568, not illustrated, sold for $588.80

Net AU-53, sharpness of AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 118, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

Net AU-50, sharpness of AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 538, sold for $414.00

AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6979, not illustrated, not sold

AU-50 Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6978, not illustrated, not sold

AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6977, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5823, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

AU-50, Rev. Damage.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5824, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

AU-50 Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6984, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS EF-40.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8412, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2152, not illustrated, sold for $402.00

EF-40, Rim Nick.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5822, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

Strong EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 551, not plated, sold for $345.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1402, not plated, sold for $299.00

Choice Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 753, sold for $276.00

VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2153, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's, 3 MS-62 Prooflikes, and a single MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

Proof examples of this date are readily available and usually come nice, although Gems begin to get a little tough. 

As of April 2003, the finest Proofs graded by PCGS are a single PR-68, a single PRCA-67 Proof Cameo, and a single PRDC-67 Proof Deep Cameo.

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