Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 400,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.17 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1895 S S$1 MS obverse 1895 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In his 1993 treatise entitled Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States, David Bowers writes that a few bags of 1895-S dollars were released by the San Francisco Mint in 1942, and some continued to be paid out through the early 1950s. Many of these circulated through the channels of commerce or went to casinos. By the mid 1950s, '95-S dollars were considered to be rare. In the 1970s, the Redfield estate contained an estimated 1,000 coins of this issue, most of which were heavily bagmarked or damaged by a coin counting machine.

Bowers estimates that between 3,500 and 8,000 1895-S pieces exist in Uncirculated grades. The vast majority of these are in the lower grades of Mint State. MS65 or better specimens are truly rare, with an estimate of 50 to 100 extant pieces. Premium and Superb Gems are virtually unobtainable. Prooflike coins are scarce, and Deep Mirror Prooflike examples are about twice as scarce as regular Prooflikes.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1895 S S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 350 485 575 885 1275 1275 1900 2150 2500 3100 3800 4500 5250 6900 10350 27000 90000 - - - -
$ 1450 2050 2275 2850 3600 4400 5000 6250 7900 13250 31750 110000 - -
1895 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3600 4100 4800 5850 8500 11500 37500 - - - - -
$ - - - - 4050 4650 5300 6900 10000 16500 47500 - - -
1895 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 5750 7500 11250 22500 57500 100000 300000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 6750 9500 13000 26000 67500 130000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2553
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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5/28/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 7673 $4,600.00
11/7/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 8642 $2,760.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2020 $4,887.50
10/19/2005 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2107, 2107/Lot# 2065 $257.60
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(4), 1151/Lot# 6122 $9,200.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 2333 $822.50
5/12/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 723 $6,450.00
12/29/2013 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 159863 $423.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6208201028115215151920212423022495264329603238362038174333475673171217812757133561868326853
686889106912731650198821832366254427483052336536853989447456098937123711295615131214060
0000002183236625442748305233653685398944745609893712371129561513100
00000022422430259328543145349237514161461564631055712564131561690700
1895 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6638741092122116002020223324172617277030573345371239354431493574871257113163135621922227556
733946113513471740209122942483266828653153346737864100459957859181127681329615448220000
0000002294248326682865315334673786410045995785918112768132961544800
00000023552550271929613249358938604265476766361087612965134291733500
1895 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72594911811319171921612385257827882948329235923817406451046951100741328116747174791977228273
79910261227145218662235244926482841306233923667389944105719799211143144361699118243226050
00000024492648284130623392366738994410571979921114314436169911824300
00000025132718289431773492374239814757633590331221215591172351900700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2960
Owner: Carolina Collector
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 2495
Owner: Morgan Dollar Dale
 
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