Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 762
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.13 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 S$1 PF obverse 1896 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the 1890s unfolded, the Philadelphia Mint seemed to master their technique in producing proof silver coins. Many show exceptional frost and pristine surfaces, as the collectors also learned how to maintain the surfaces without cleaning their coins. Today some of these 1890s silver coins are simply stunning for their colorful tones and superb surfaces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/10/2014

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1896 S$1 PF
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1896 S$1 PF Cameo
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1896 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 258
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/19/1995 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7487 $1,595.00
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 918 $460.00
2/26/2007 PCGS PF 68   Teletrade Auction 2333, 2333/Lot# 1875 $23,520.00
9/25/2008 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 286, 292/Lot# 6148 $2,558.75
3/31/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 3729 $5,462.50
8/2/2012 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5229 $44,062.50
4/24/2013 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1184/Lot# 5043 $5,287.50
6/23/2013 PCGS PF 61   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 124249 $2,640.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333335758201110127115051707194525553639378347566089923412500
33333331936569161163134915721786214829163687410752007137103220
0000003193656916116313491572178621482916368741075200713700
00000033847381013121714271639186523513277373544315644818500
1896 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333367494912711450160118122189305440244300545073801125016000
333333322676510561330150016711937247733774116468360938670128330
00000032267651056133015001671193724773377411646836093867000
00000034508571163139015501741206327653700420850666736996000
1896 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333370598813191502174420152741352348825061725199971350020000
3333333237799109813801582183422573001397649415791816611164156660
000000323779910981380158218342257300139764941579181661116400
000000347189312081441166319242499326244295001652190811233200
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Grade: PF 69 UC
Points: 13500
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 12833
Owner: Simpson
 
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