1894-O Morgan Dollar


The 1894-O Morgan Dollar USA

Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1894 and minted at the New Orleans branch of the US Mint. The 1894-O has the largest mintage of the 1894 Morgans, but it can be difficult to find a high quality coin.

The coin is named after the designer, George T. Morgan, who at the time was United States Mint Assistant Engraver.

Mint marks can be found above the DO in DOLLAR. If no mint mark is present then the mint is Philadelphia, but in 1894 it may be S (San Francisco) or O (New Orleans).

The Obverse shows an image of Liberty, designed by George T Morgan.

The edge is reeded (milled).

The Reverse shows an eagle holding arrows and an olive branch, also designed by George T Morgan.

Image credit: Mountain View Coins (via mycoinpictures.com)


Mintage: 1,723,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - San Francisco.
Remember 1894 ?
Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal) who resigns and then from 5th March is Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (Liberal). US President is Grover Cleveland (D-New York). Tower Bridge in London opened. Blackpool Tower opened. Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer open the first Marks & Spencer store in Manchester. Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time. Milton S. Hershey creates the Hershey Chocolate Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
General Description: Morgan Dollars

The Morgan Dollar was a USA silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. It had a currency value of one US dollar. In 2021, a .999 Silver Morgan Dollar was released to mark the 100th anniversary of the last Morgan Dollar.

The name Morgan derives from the designer George T. Morgan (1845-1925). Morgan was originally from Birmingham, England, where he worked with William Wyon but moved to America in 1876 to become the assistant engraver at the US Mint. The image of Liberty was modelled by a Philadelphia school teacher named Anna Willess Williams.

Morgan later became Chief Engraver of the U.S.Mint from 1917 until 1925 and he is probably best known for the Morgan Dollar, although he designed many other coins too. You can see a small 'M' on the truncation of the neck.

The Morgan Dollar was brought about due to the Bland–Allison Act of 1878 and during the early days the coin was often referred to as the Bland Dollar (after Richard P. Bland who introduced the Bill), although some called it the buzzard dollar as they disliked the image of the eagle.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 38.1 mm
  • Thickness: 2.4 mm
  • Weight: 26.73 g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90% (Copper 10%)
In all, over 650 million Morgan Dollars were minted. They were made in five different mints:

  • Philadelphia (No mint mark, although modern coins use 'P')
  • New Orleans (Mint mark = 'O')
  • San Francisco (Mint mark = 'S')
  • Carson City (Mint mark = 'CC')
  • Denver (in 1921 only: Mint mark = 'D')

The Morgan Dollar remains a popular coin with collectors and investors.

We have a few articles on Morgan Dollars:

Which Mint: US Mint - San Francisco
The San Francisco Mint Facility of the US Mint was created in 1854 to cater for the California Gold Rush. The current Mint buildings have been used since 1937. Mint mark = 'S'.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Morgan Dollars page on eBay UK

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1894-O Semi Key Date Silver Morgan Dollar Just About AU About Uncirculated
1894-O Semi Key Date Silver Morgan Dollar Just About AU About Uncirculated
£ 146.45
1894 O  Morgan Silver Dollar - Choice XF -Key Date
1894 O Morgan Silver Dollar - Choice XF -Key Date
£ 89.50
⭐️1894 O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR⭐️VERY RARE KEY DATE⭐️HIGH GRADE⭐️
⭐️1894 O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR⭐️VERY RARE KEY DATE⭐️HIGH GRADE⭐️
£ 2,034.17
Better Date 1894-o Morgan Dollar. #7
Better Date 1894-o Morgan Dollar. #7
£ 52.67
1894 O Morgan Silver Dollar Us Mint Coin Off Center Strike Better Date
1894 O Morgan Silver Dollar Us Mint Coin Off Center Strike Better Date
£ 81.37
X3331  1894-O Morgan Dollar, AU details, cleaned
X3331 1894-O Morgan Dollar, AU details, cleaned
£ 113.91
1894 O Morgan Dollar AG About Good 90% Silver $1 US Coin Collectible
1894 O Morgan Dollar AG About Good 90% Silver $1 US Coin Collectible
£ 46.38
1894 O Morgan Dollar AG About Good 90% Silver $1 US Coin Collectible
1894 O Morgan Dollar AG About Good 90% Silver $1 US Coin Collectible
£ 46.38

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