Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,822,731
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.47 (12/20/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S$1 MS obverse 1897 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like the 1892, 1894, and 1899, the 1897 was a rare issue through the early 20th century. It seems likely that few of these coins found their way into circulation at the time of issue. In the 1950s, and even more so in the early 1960s, quantities of Uncirculated 1897 silver dollars emerged from bank vaults and the Treasury Building. As a result, this issue is now easily obtainable in all grades short of MS 66.

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Price Guide

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1897 S$1 MS
1897 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 67.00 85.00 125 250 700 4750 13000 - - -
$ - - - - - 68.00 77.00 95.00 140 400 1300 6500 17500 -
1897 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 100.00 250 525 4150 23000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 80.00 88.00 115 350 800 6500 30000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16232
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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12/23/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27241
1/12/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11018


Auction Prices Realized

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7/6/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24072, 24072/Lot# 13867 $44.00
6/19/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2054, 2054/Lot# 1883 $60.50
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1552 $805.00
10/30/2011 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/30/2011, 142/Lot# 22590 $63.30
12/18/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/18/2011, 149/Lot# 27804 $121.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1171 $210.00
6/24/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58445 $38.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 3231 $2,937.50
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 773, 782/Lot# 1196 $2,650.00
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217389 $32.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231351391431431471471471511551631942092272723818201903474466851178722167
1271361401431441471471481521581731992152423085271181285053918386152470
000000147148152158173199215242308527118128505391838600
0000001471501541601842042212573456741542379760381008600
1897 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12714715115915916316316316717117923726232045072513933730574769511386925961
1341481541591601631631641681741982452813635429482172440261489257179000
000000163164168174198245281363542948217244026148925700
00000016316617017621825430140763311702951507565501156300
1897 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155167175179179183183183186201220272295351725117336207198744292342106639550
159170176179180183183184191207237280314476874198948137279803913178272270
00000018318419120723728031447687419894813727980391317800
000000183185196214255287332600102428046005736186371712200
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 3620
Owner: Robin Brown
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2850
Owner: AYWP
 
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