Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,967,762
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.14 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 S$1 MS obverse 1896 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Starting in 1896, Morgan Dollar production returned to pre-1893 levels. With the sole exception of the 1899, every issue from 1896 through 1921 would have a mintage of more than 1 million coins. As an issue, the high mintage (9.9 million pieces) 1896 is among the more common Morgan Dollars on today's market. Circulated examples abound, and even Gems are obtainable for a modest sum. Above the MS66 grade level, however, the 1896 develops into a true condition rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1896 S$1 MS
1896 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 73.00 100.00 155 200 425 1250 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - 66.00 87.00 115 210 265 675 3300 - -
1896 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 110 150 235 600 1475 7750 - - - -
$ - - - - - 110 135 200 270 800 2350 11000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46419
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/6/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8293
9/6/2014 MS 64   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8299


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/11/2000 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20042, 20042/Lot# 2592 $80.00
10/2/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 107, 112/Lot# 1212 $184.00
7/29/2007 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2400, 2400/Lot# 1812 $44.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 8599 $161.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1726 $149.50
1/5/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 161505 $52.16
8/1/2014 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20272 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131135139143147147147151155163194209227272351705113838005326868716054
125132136140144147147148152157173199215242298469849202543086446111420
00000014714815215717319921524229846984920254308644600
00000014714915316018320422125732458799329124817756600
1896 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514314715115916316316316717117923426533643758611031886469460891181922160
1371441481531601631631641681731972442883694867581364282251597999152660
000000163164168173197244288369486758136428225159799900
000000163165169176215254312403536930162537585624990900
1896 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143147151159163163163167171179320366437663105119284431608992341730932574
137144148153160163163164168173226335389512792134327624983713711925223970
00000016316416817322633538951279213432762498371371192500
00000016316516917627335041358792116353596553681851461700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4308
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3800
Owner: Larcoon
 
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