Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,825,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.47 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S S$1 MS obverse 1897 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Unlike the preceding few years, the mintage of silver dollars in San Francisco during the 12 months of 1897 was substantial, and at the end of the year that facility had coined nearly 6 million pieces. Dave Bowers writes in A Guidebook of Morgan Silver Dollars: "Here we are, back to a really top-notch dollar in terms of availability, strike, luster, and all else good. The 1897-S is usually all of these, and adding one to your collection can be done on just about any budget. The entire situation of 1897-S is reminiscent of the memorable-quality, but inexpensive, S Mint coins of the early years of the series."

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2014

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1897 S S$1 MS
1897 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 90.00 160 220 335 875 3350 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - 80.00 100.00 185 275 475 1100 8750 - -
1897 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 125 260 450 1050 2900 11000 52500 - - -
$ - - - - - 110 135 315 550 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7718
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11023
1/12/2015 MS 66  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6121


Auction Prices Realized

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9/17/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22094, 22094/Lot# 17946 $391.00
10/18/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #16, 20/Lot# 296 $580.75
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 2678 $920.00
8/16/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2732, 2732/Lot# 2539 $138.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2850 $126.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24982 $179.78
10/27/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 147801 $42.51
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4869 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313115915916316316316717518319421625531145056312392161389475701185922031
1251401591601631631641691771862012292733574877881546273851198999152490
000000164169177186201229273357487788154627385119899900
00000016517218019020824229240352510131853331663441042900
1897 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514317517517917917918319020121225533042362077415583009668578471418826373
13715317517617917918018519320422628036148867110352041423470729960182490
0000001801851932042262803614886711035204142347072996000
00000018118719720824030539255472212962525545974591207400
1897 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982012012012052162232373363956098651421278147569485102632163040340
1571741981992012012022082182272703554666941050187434396332974414052278660
000000202208218227270355466694105018743439633297441405200
0000002032122202323033755377791235232740977908100031784100
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Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 4756
Owner: Coxe
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3894
Owner: AYWP
 
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