Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,822,731
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.94 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S$1 MS obverse 1897 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like the 1892, 1894, and 1899, the 1897 was a rare issue through the early 20th century. It seems likely that few of these coins found their way into circulation at the time of issue. In the 1950s, and even more so in the early 1960s, quantities of Uncirculated 1897 silver dollars emerged from bank vaults and the Treasury Building. As a result, this issue is now easily obtainable in all grades short of MS 66.

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1897 S$1 MS
1897 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 67.00 85.00 125 250 700 4750 13000 - - -
$ - - - - - 68.00 77.00 95.00 140 400 1300 6500 17500 -
1897 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 70.00 77.00 95.00 250 525 4150 23000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 80.00 87.00 110 350 800 6500 30000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15944
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8326


Auction Prices Realized

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10/17/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #58, 63/Lot# 929 $1,150.00
11/21/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 4372 $53.00
7/24/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131131/Lot# 25155 $109.25
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1171 $210.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 821 $46.00
11/25/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 82715 $32.00
12/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 84052 $110.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4745 $306.68
12/8/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156102 $31.66


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231351391431431471471471511551631942092272723818201903474466851178722167
1271361401431441471471481521571731992152423085271181285053918385152470
000000147148152157173199215242308527118128505391838500
0000001471491531601832042212573446731542379760381008600
1897 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12714715115915916316316316717117923425829543767413573319493569381386825961
1331481531591601631631641681731972422703425169012011385756029248178990
000000163164168173197242270342516901201138575602924800
00000016316516917621525028238959511292665439662701155800
1897 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155167175179179183183183186194201255282320593113836166951743192342106639550
159169176179180183183184188196219264294411774196447277111803213178272270
00000018318418819621926429441177419644727711180321317800
00000018318519119823727330750295627905839727186331712200
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 3616
Owner: Robin Brown
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2850
Owner: AYWP
 
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