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1896-O Morgan Silver Dollar Obverse    1896-O Morgan Silver Dollar Reverse


1896-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7242, 7243, 97243

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,900,000
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) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
SEGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 344, unsold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6591, illustrated, sold for $34,500.00 From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3724, illustrated, sold for $5,980.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8432, illustrated, sold for $4,025.00

SEGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 345, sold for $1,150.00

SEGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 346, unsold

SEGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 347, unsold

SEGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 348, unsold

SEGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 349, unsold

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5836, plated, sold for $1,104.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6590, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 373, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1142, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6368, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8429, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8430, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8431, not illustrated, sold for $1,075.25

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 121, not illustrated, sold for $1,553.65

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1143, not illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3725, not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1580, sold for $632.50

MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3726, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

ANACS MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 546, sold for $575.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 547, unsold

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 548, unsold

Brilliant Uncirculated and well struck for this date.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1409, plated, sold for $977.50

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1018, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2170, illustrated, sold for $483.00

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1019, not illustrated, sold for $402.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's, 3 MS-62 Prooflikes, and 3 MS-62 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

The finest 1896-O Micro O Silver Dollars certified by PCGS are 2 EF-45's.

In April 2004, PCGS announced the discovery that the Micro O versions of the 1896-O, 1900-O, and 1902-O Silver Dollars were all counterfeit.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2005" by The Professional Coin Grading Service