Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,296,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.09 (8/20/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 S S$1 MS obverse 1891 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the '91-S was not represented in the Treasury Department releases of the 1960s to any great extent, this date is not a major rarity in Mint State. Many of the 5.2 million coins originally struck were preserved in government vaults, and most, if not all of these coins were dispersed prior to 1960. As with many issues in this perennially popular series, the '91-S is plagued by excessive bagmarks. The majority of the extant Mint State population (Bowers, 1993, estimates as many as 40,000-70,000 coins) are confined to the BU grade level. The surviving population dwindles rapidly as one approaches the MS65 level, and coins that grade finer are unquestionably rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1891 S S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 38.00 41.00 42.00 43.00 48.00 65.00 78.00 95.00 140 305 1775 5700 16000 - - -
$ 42.00 45.00 48.00 48.00 55.00 73.00 85.00 110 185 550 3200 7350 - -
1891 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 75.00 95.00 150 325 575 2450 7250 - - - -
$ - - - - 70.00 85.00 110 200 475 1000 3450 9750 - -
1891 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 110 135 200 700 4375 20000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 125 150 275 1250 6500 27500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5905
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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8/26/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131434/Lot# 27848
8/26/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27277
9/6/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4793


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/7/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21022, 21022/Lot# 2265 $88.00
5/27/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 250, 256/Lot# 1570 $287.50
3/10/2010 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2823, 2823/Lot# 1638 $126.50
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 64   Deep Prooflike Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1029 $3,565.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3189 $3,450.00
5/27/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131223/Lot# 22459 $47.00
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4366 $1,390.03
12/15/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 157544 $95.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313115915916316316316717517918623027232348785422193579598665451560528998
12514015916016316316416917618120024428937760913092672438161729565200690
0000001641691761812002442893776091309267243816172956500
00000016517217718321525830643273117643125518363581258500
1891 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143175175179179179183190194220255330456820120627054307621967941607629742
13715317517617917918018519120223128037257794817053239494464109888206310
0000001801851912022312803725779481705323949446410988800
000000181187192211243305414698107722053773558166021298200
1891 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982012012012052162202303364566201271264865646931731483152428645076
1571741981992012012022082172232653765108371730395366867058764713638312160
000000202208217223265376510837173039536686705876471363800
0000002032122182263004165651054218952586808718679811896200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2672
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 2648
Owner: Coxe
 
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