Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,250,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.08 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1883 S S$1 MS obverse 1883 S S$1 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Best described as a condition rarity in top grades, the 1883-S Morgan dollar is relatively plentiful in lower Mint State grades. It is also a major rarity in prooflike preservation.

Most of the 1883-S dollars that were stored after they were minted became available to collectors in the first half of the 20th century, including the release of a few bags in the 1950s. There were apparently none left for release during the 1962 to 1964 Treasury distribution. The price of this issue remained at low levels until it was realized that none would appear in the early 60s Treasure activities, then prices quickly and dramatically rose. Nearly all of the existing commentary about the 1883-S Morgan dollar is geared toward lower Mint State grades, as that was the available supply. In 1982, Wayne Miller discussed the 1970s market for Uncirculated coins in The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook:

"Until a few years ago, such specimens were very rare. However an enormous jump in the price of the 1883-S in 1973 - it moved from $75 to $275 in less than six months-brought many specimens into the market. Over 100 Uncirculated pieces were available at the summer 1973 Long Beach coin show. The Redfield hoard contained a quantity of high-quality 1883-S dollars. Most were well struck with good luster. As usual, surface abrasions prevented most from being considered in the gem category. The 1883-S is still a difficult date to obtain in strictly BU condition. ... BU specimens are usually well struck with good luster and are readily discernible from sliders. Bagmarks tend to be plentiful."

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1883 S S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 35.00 37.00 50.00 50.00 120 140 210 360 675 875 1525 2650 6050 46000 87500 185000 - - -
$ 60.00 135 165 270 435 785 1200 1750 3750 13950 50000 97000 200000 -
1883 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 425 475 550 775 1150 1725 4200 8100 55000 120000 215000 - - -
$ - - 475 550 650 900 1300 2250 4900 15000 62500 135000 230000 -
1883 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1600 2600 11000 13150 20500 80000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 1850 3000 12000 15000 25000 92000 - - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5103
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

A random selection of NGC coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
7/27/2014 AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 190


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/30/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0958, 958/Lot# 1688 $972.00
2/21/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 223, 229/Lot# 5586 $2,070.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1450 $1,035.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24884 $188.00
12/9/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131251/Lot# 22898 $258.50
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 104940 $2,751.10
9/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131340/Lot# 22303 $170.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311511591632013043954506097981110148319892699373091881172714784154511656450739
1251371531601752353344135036729021234165122253042554910034127461500615822279550
000000334413503672902123416512225304255491003412746150061582200
0000003644315567351006135818202462338673681088013765152281619300
1883 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514316717517922082010151048111011521345183421473661470999181352715545162384963188881
13715116917619242088510261068112412161508193826514010644511121141991577627369627140
0000008851026106811241216150819382651401064451112114199157762736900
0000009501037108911381280167120423156435981811232414872160073850000
1883 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163186198201248113817071843192820562754537957716564111411289313497141211476771429126259
1571701901992165441327175218711970228836295509603580891172513094137051433633654897050
000000132717521871197022883629550960358089117251309413705143363365400
000000151717971899201325214504564062999615123091329513913145515254100
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9188
Owner: Bomber71086
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3042
Owner: AYWP
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer