Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 12,760,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.06 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 S S$1 MS obverse 1881 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1881-S has long been recognized as the most ubiquitous issue in the Morgan dollar series. In his Encyclopedia of silver dollars (1993), Bowers' estimate of the surviving population, in Mint State grades, was between 4 and 6.25 million pieces!

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1881 S S$1 MS
1881 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 66.00 70.00 115 165 270 525 1450 9400 - -
$ - - - - - 65.00 74.00 78.00 145 190 365 950 2300 -
1881 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 64.00 73.00 84.00 185 375 865 2500 12500 40000 - -
$ - - - - - 70.00 80.00 94.00 210 435 1000 3850 18600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 231586
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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8/24/2014 MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 806
8/24/2014 MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 707
8/24/2014 MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 705
8/24/2014 MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 706
8/24/2014 MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 701
8/26/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131434/Lot# 27808


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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4/26/1996 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 Kansas City Bullet Sale #154, 154/Lot# 319 $110.00
12/20/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2302, 2302/Lot# 1539 $168.00
12/24/2007 NGC MS 64   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 206, 212/Lot# 661 $109.25
9/19/2010 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1731 $207.00
1/8/2012 PCGS MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 27524 $825.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1122 $327.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 9687 $126.50
3/17/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 104231 $705.83
5/19/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20398 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313113513914314714714715115516319420922327233956390813333459899811448
12513213614014414714714815215717319921323929441367810492041530598140
00000014714815215717319921323929441367810492041530500
00000014714915316018320421825531648879311912750715100
1881 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base131139143151159163163163167171179230255272437541798113820564831985412494
133140145153160163163164168173196238260327471626911144429816505107340
00000016316416817319623826032747162691114442981650500
000000163165169176213246266382506712102417503906817900
1881 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1631671711831942012092162202272302412653175779491558288557717929844112911
1641681751861962032112172222282332492824037011152200038476490809999310
0000002112172222282332492824037011152200038476490809900
0000002132182242292372572994908251355244248097209827000
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 5305
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 68
Points: 5305
Owner: Brian Andersen
 
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