Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,962,813
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.39 (7/28/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 S$1 MS obverse 1901 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Along with the 1884-S, the 1886-O, and the 1896-O, the 1901 is one of the great conditional rarities within the Morgan dollar series. Close to seven million pieces were struck, a production much greater than the 1899, which is plentiful in quality Mint State. The 1901 is available for little more than its bullion value in VG, but becomes scarce in AU, and Mint State pieces are rare. At the MS64 level, the 1901 emerges as one of the keys to the set, more difficult than the 1889-CC. Since Morgan dollars were never popular on the East coast, it is unlikely that the entire issue went into circulation. Instead, the 1901 was presumably a participant in the vast Pittman Act melts.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/18/2015

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1901 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 35.00 45.00 60.00 120 290 345 610 1300 5300 7900 17550 49500 500000 725000 - - - -
$ 140 - 400 725 1750 5750 11450 27000 76500 - - - -
1901 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 2000 8600 17000 37500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1901 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 50000 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4750
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/2/2010 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2865, 2865/Lot# 1856 $833.75
9/22/2010 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 10862 $253.00
8/28/2011 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/28/2011, 133/Lot# 12662 $101.20
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1007 $1,035.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25003 $212.68
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8085 $411.25
6/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9233 $616.88
7/20/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 813, 822/Lot# 750 $610.00
10/24/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23468 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131151159201366620764820974163426993126396858799050177231961720943212532221723857
1251371531732564506687828711194198928413406460569361194118354200592104621574227630
000000668782871119419892841340646056936119411835420059210462157400
000000716801922141423442983368752427993148321898520501211492189500
1901 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514316717522039566381512011494196129365022556384289365182412017521528218452282924502
13715116919027848471394312981649228636315202651887401232318885206262163322173233860
0000007139431298164922863631520265188740123231888520626216332217300
00000076410721396180526114326538274739052152821953021077217392250100
1901 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631861982484373368881201149421973009608968207597904613853188662746536576123974134561
157170190214311437520992129817282467403563327079808010648155242173230502657081275030
0000005209921298172824674035633270798080106481552421732305026570800
00000070410961396196227385062657673388563122501719524598335399484100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3126
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3126
Owner: K M Lust
 
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