Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,260,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.37 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 S S$1 MS obverse 1894 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While hardly a common date, with a mintage of only 1,260,000 coins, the 1894-S is the most available date of the year, especially in higher grades up to MS65. However, in MS67 the story of availability is much different than it is in MS64 or MS65.

Dave Bowers calls the date a "numismatic delight" in A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars. He continues: "Most are well struck, lustrous, and pleasing to the eye. In MS-63 and MS-64 grades, examples will fit into a high-quality collection. MS-65 coins are difficult to find and justifiably more expensive." There are no unusual varieties reported for the date, with six different minor varieties recorded in the VAM reference. The only distinctive variety has a die scratch or crack on Liberty's eye.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2014

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1894 S S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 63.00 77.00 110 170 170 435 465 500 590 690 850 1025 1350 2400 7250 17500 36500 - - -
$ 220 460 500 625 675 775 925 1100 1650 3700 11800 22500 - -
1894 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 950 1150 1700 4250 13000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1025 1300 1900 5500 - - - -
1894 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1175 2350 6500 19000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3154
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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12/23/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131451/Lot# 27637


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Prooflike Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2759 $1,035.00
7/24/2006 NGC MS 61   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 97, 102/Lot# 898 $828.00
12/11/2006 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2298, 2298/Lot# 1701 $1,512.00
4/16/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 2105 $1,495.00
3/6/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 March Phoenix, AZ (ANA) Signature Auction #1102, 1102/Lot# 1152 $1,322.50
6/1/2011 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1156/Lot# 8955 $373.75
9/8/2013 NGC VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 130630 $90.20
9/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20388 $411.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1631672122483455276209581039109211771296151516191977250141236257884993071543224373
1641822242804055587329851056112012161369154917382151304148347121900111348184120
000000732985105611201216136915491738215130414834712190011134800
0000008451012107411481256144215841857232635825545798591541339000
1894 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333056367273983389189195813031969395247196820102263051854475
3333311240759969477085289191310731525263042075419795516990385030
0000004075996947708528919131073152526304207541979551699000
0000004856357168018718919351188174732914463611990902375400
1894 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333330563672739833891891958275435455702627810226147514503880798
33333112407599694770852891913155630174264589475941173424846569580
00000040759969477085289191315563017426458947594117342484600
00000048563571680187189193521553281498360868910132423494200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2501
Owner: bradman
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2501
Owner: Irxharts
 
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