Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,765,310
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.60 (10/21/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 S$1 MS obverse 1881 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Since this issue is readily available in lower Mint State grades, it seems likely that the Philadelphia Mint stored the vast majority of 1881 silver dollars at the time of delivery. Mint employees undoubtedly moved these bags at various times while taking inventory, with the result that most Mint State 1881 dollars on today's market are moderately to heavily abraded.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1881 S$1 MS
1881 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 66.00 77.00 155 500 2500 4500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 66.00 74.00 95.00 175 650 2900 5000 - -
1881 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 70.00 87.00 250 600 1500 17000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 77.00 100.00 350 800 2200 25000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10045
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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10/21/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25299
10/21/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25884
11/10/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8192


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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7/30/1994 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 7183 $687.50
4/18/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1428, 1428/Lot# 1669 $32.75
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Prooflike Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 249 $718.75
5/8/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 86, 91/Lot# 950 $576.15
4/28/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 9143 $546.25
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3103 $4,406.25
1/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 96760 $115.51


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313113513914314714714715115516320121623029851714042985613992432106639626
12513213614014414714714815215717520622025237181219314036717313184272520
0000001471481521571752062202523718121931403671731318400
00000014714915316018821122527544411082458508782081712500
1881 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143147151159163163163167171179234258288502113825013482637695642165540563
137144148153160163163164168173197242268359714159228284446743813594279570
00000016316416817319724226835971415922828444674381359400
00000016316516917621525027843092620463155541185011762400
1881 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163198198201201201205205230251248298615138121246139109699753139173298861216
157174198199201201202205213237251264403870162834627749109691114120274423970
00000020220521323725126440387016283462774910969111412027400
000000203205221244251281509112518764800935910969125292663100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1404
Owner: Bomber71086
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1404
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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