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1894 Morgan Silver Dollar: How To Authenticate And Identify




The 1894 is the second rarest key date of the Morgan Silver Dollar series (1878-1921). The mintage of 1894 is at 110,000 and this is only 10,000 more than the 1893-S Morgan Dollar. It's not known just how many different dies were used to strike the entire mintage but only two die varieties are known, one for the obverse and one for the reverse.

It's possible that only one set of dies was used to strike all 110,000 in 1894, and this possiblity is furthered by the fact that 1894 Morgan Dollars are known for a lot of die cracks. Die cracks on a coin signal a weakening of the die, so it's obvious the 1894 obverse and reverse dies were used when they were still in the process of breaking apart from stress. Making it entirely possible that the dies lasted just long enough to strike the entire mintage.

What's most important is the reverse of the 1894 can be authenticated by two key die markers. Because the 1894 dated Morgan Dollars were also struck at the New Orleans Mint (O) and the San Francisco Mint (S) and you must look closely on a 1894 no mint mark to make sure it's not a 1894-S or 1894-O with the mint mark removed. So an authentic 1894 must have the exact die markers or it's an altered coin.
Reverse Die
The arrow points to a die line that resembles a "Y".
There's a die mark inside the opening created by the tail, leg and foot of the eagle.
Morgan Dollar Auctions By Date/Mint

1878-1884
1878 8TF Morgan Dollar
1878 Morgan Dollar
1878 7/8 TF Morgan Dollar
1878-CC Morgan Dollar
1878-S Morgan Dollar
1879 Morgan Dollar
1879-CC Morgan Dollar
1879-O Morgan Dollar
1879-S Morgan Dollar
1880 Morgan Dollar
1880-CC Morgan Dollar
1880-O Morgan Dollar
1880-S Morgan Dollar
1881 Morgan Dollar
1881-CC Morgan Dollar
1881-O Morgan Dollar
1881-S Morgan Dollar
1882 Morgan Dollar
1882-CC Morgan Dollar
1882-O Morgan Dollar
1882-S Morgan Dollar
1883 Morgan Dollar
1883-CC Morgan Dollar
1883-O Morgan Dollar
1883-S Morgan Dollar
1884 Morgan Dollar
1884-CC Morgan Dollar
1884-O Morgan Dollar
1884-S Morgan Dollar
1885-93
1885 Morgan Dollar
1885-CC Morgan Dollar
1885-O Morgan Dollar
1885-S Morgan Dollar
1886 Morgan Dollar
1886-O Morgan Dollar
1886-S Morgan Dollar
1887 Morgan Dollar
1887-O Morgan Dollar
1887-S Morgan Dollar
1888 Morgan Dollar
1888-O Morgan Dollar
1888-S Morgan Dollar
1889 Morgan Dollar
1889-CC Morgan Dollar
1889-O Morgan Dollar
1889-S Morgan Dollar
1890 Morgan Dollar
1890-CC Morgan Dollar
1890-O Morgan Dollar
1890-S Morgan Dollar
1891 Morgan Dollar
1891-CC Morgan Dollar
1891-O Morgan Dollar
1891-S Morgan Dollar
1892 Morgan Dollar
1892-CC Morgan Dollar
1892-O Morgan Dollar
1892-S Morgan Dollar
1893 Morgan Dollar
1893-CC Morgan Dollar
1893-O Morgan Dollar
1894-98
1894 Morgan Dollar
1894-O Morgan Dollar
1894-S Morgan Dollar
1895 Morgan Dollar
1895-O Morgan Dollar
1895-S Morgan Dollar
1896 Morgan Dollar
1896-O Morgan Dollar
1896-S Morgan Dollar
1897 Morgan Dollar
1897-O Morgan Dollar
1897-S Morgan Dollar
1898 Morgan Dollar
1898-O Morgan Dollar
1898-S Morgan Dollar
1899-1904, 1921
1899 Morgan Dollar
1899-O Morgan Dollar
1899-S Morgan Dollar
1900 Morgan Dollar
1900-O Morgan Dollar
1900-S Morgan Dollar
1901 Morgan Dollar
1901-O Morgan Dollar
1901-S Morgan Dollar
1902 Morgan Dollar
1902-O Morgan Dollar
1902-S Morgan Dollar
1903 Morgan Dollar
1903-O Morgan Dollar
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1904 Morgan Dollar
1904-O Morgan Dollar
1904-S Morgan Dollar
1921 Morgan Dollar
1921-D Morgan Dollar
1921-S Morgan Dollar