Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 875
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: $16.60 (7/11/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1884 S$1 PF obverse 1884 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1884 is a difficult proof Morgan dollar to evaluate. Even the same author may have divergent opinions at different times in his career. Q. David Bowers, in his early 1990s work Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, wrote:

"As might be expected from the mintage of 875 pieces, Proofs are readily available on the market. However, as is also the case with nearly all other early dates of Proof Morgan dollars, many have been cleaned and today are in the lower grade ranges of Proof-60 to 63."

In his third edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars from 2007, on the other hand, he offers a "good strike and deep cameo contrast" as the keys to collecting this date. The two statements are not as mutually exclusive as they may seem at first glance; though he spoke of the many before, he is speaking of the best examples in his later work.

The 1884 Proof seems to be somewhat available through PR64. The certified population starts to fall off, however, at the full Gem level.

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


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Last Updated: 3/10/2014

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1884 S$1 PF
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1884 S$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1850 2600 3700 5100 7850 12000 20500 - - -
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1884 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 197
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1042 $2,070.00
3/30/2008 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2509, 2509/Lot# 1971 $3,920.00
7/9/2009 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1029 $8,625.00
1/6/2010 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 3096 $6,037.50
9/19/2010 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1766 $2,875.00
7/10/2011 NGC PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/10/2011, 125/Lot# 10737 $2,915.00
7/27/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30856 $1,063.38
11/24/2013 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 788 $5,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333335758201110127115051707194525553639378347566089923412500
33333331936569161163134915721786214829163687410752007137103220
0000003193656916116313491572178621482916368741075200713700
00000033847381013121714271639186523513277373544315644818500
1884 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333367895412761455158917992300298841984358543673501095016000
333333322877010611335149916591966252933914251471760748550126330
00000032287701061133514991659196625293391425147176074855000
00000034538621168139515441729213327583794430450766712975000
1884 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333766106714171610174419692741352348825061751899971345820000
3333333257866118314811654181922263001397649415880834411150156380
000000325786611831481165418192226300139764941588083441115000
000000351196613001545169918942483326244295001669991701230400
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Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 12633
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 9997
Owner: BChap
 
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