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: $20.78 (9/20/2020)
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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Last Updated: 8/28/2020

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1881 $1 PF
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1881 $1 PF CA
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1881 $1 PF UC
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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: 9/15/2020 1881 $1 PF
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Base------1--227131636522822951-194
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Total------1--2271316365229241051-198
 ------1%--1%1%4%7%8%18%26%15%12%5%3%1%- 
1881 $1 PF CA
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Base------------34513161186--66
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Total------------3451317121071-72
 ------------4%6%7%18%24%17%14%10%1%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 $1 PF CA
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Base128013201360140214441487153115771623191620722308252527543183378346305367707787271185714872
12931333137414161458150215461592172119682151238026012897338340654876593776279770128620
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1881 $1 PF UC
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Base139014321475152015641611165717061755194121792358259728533428406649895879734090341242415543
140414461490153515801626167317221817202022392438268230453641437452866366790510164134640
00000016731722181720202239243826823045364143745286636679051016400
00000016901739187921002298251727683236385346815582685384691129400
1881 $1 PF
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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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