Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 984
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.68 (10/13/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 $1 PF obverse 1881 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 984 proof Morgan dollars in 1881. Quality was not great this year, and examples usually don't have much of a cameo contrast. In fact, NGC has not graded any ultra cameo examples for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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1881 $1 PF
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Base $ - - - - 845 - - 1200 1300 1600 1950 2300 3150 4550 6250 9000 16000 26500 85000 -
$ - - - - - - 2100 2500 3350 4900 7000 11000 18000 -
1881 $1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 3375 4900 7750 11000 22000 38500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 3250 3900 6200 9500 15000 25500 -
1881 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 44000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 260
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1881 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1--226131636522822951-193
-----------------11---2
----------------1-----1
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Total------1--2261316365229231051-196
 ------1 %--1 %1 %3 %7 %8 %18 %27 %15 %12 %5 %3 %1 %- 
1881 $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------34512161296--67
------------------111-3
----------------111---3
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Total------------3451217131171-73
 ------------4 %5 %7 %16 %23 %18 %15 %10 %1 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/22/1997 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions February 1997 Long Beach Bullet Sale #167, 167/Lot# 963 $742.50
5/21/2000 PCGS PF 60   Teletrade Auction 1310, 1310/Lot# 1477 $735.75
2/20/2005 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1828 $3,220.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3153 $5,175.00
6/10/2012 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 55130 $3,338.50
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 719 $5,531.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4501 $2,832.93


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base128013201360140214441487153115771623191620722308252527543183378346305367707787271185714872
12931333137414161458150215461592172119682151238026012897338340654876593776279770128620
0000001546159217211968215123802601289733834065487659377627977000
00000015621608181820202229245326783040358343485121650781771081400
1881 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139014321475152015641611165717061755194121792358259728533428406649895879734090341242415543
140414461490153515801626167317221817202022392438268230453641437452866366790510164134640
00000016731722181720202239243826823045364143745286636679051016400
00000016901739187921002298251727683236385346815582685384691129400
1881 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base120812461285132513661408145014941538188619692197243326433080365742174935624875971152914427
12211259129813391380142214651509165419142045227625032789327238444456537366988908124950
0000001465150916541914204522762503278932723844445653736698890800
00000014791523177019412121235425732934346540304696581071471021800
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Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 12862
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 9770
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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