Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 12,760,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.73 (4/19/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 S $1 MS obverse 1881 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1881-S Morgan dollar is easily one of the most commonly encountered mint state Morgans today. By some estimations, perhaps a third of the original 12.7 million coin mintage exists today in mint state. If a collector is looking for a very high grade Morgan for their collection, the most readily available will certainly be an 1881-S. Astonishingly, NGC has graded just over a quarter million 1881-S Morgan dollars in mint state, ranging from MS60 to MS68 DPL! (11/2016)

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2019

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1881 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.50 29.50 31.00 32.50 34.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 85.00 150 280 815 6250 43200 -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 78.00 100.00 185 400 1430 12700
1881 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 58.00 66.00 70.00 115 170 330 585 1700 10000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 145 190 370 850 2700 -
1881 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 195 405 1080 2600 14500 50000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 105 220 485 1150 3850 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 264053
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 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: 4/16/2019 1881 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base671011239119177127823612331071059274106596550321774442622731-255813
------------89053081256937519223--2599
-------------1229787193981289--2255
--------------191414131--52
Total671011239119177127823612411080159827108395563341853145953061-260719
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %4 %23 %42 %22 %7 %2 %0 %0 %- 
1881 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------45463111362295316194971167--6920
-------------171713134---55
--------------1103112---27
----------------211---4
Total----------45463121370298016375221237--7006
 ----------0 %0 %1 %4 %20 %43 %23 %7 %2 %0 %-- 
1881 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------221682505633169172--1320
--------------12312---9
---------------221----5
-----------------1----1
Total-----------221682515673219492--1335
 -----------0 %2 %5 %19 %42 %24 %7 %1 %0 %-- 

Upcoming Auctions

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4/24/2019 MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131917/Lot# 27486
4/24/2019 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131917/Lot# 27480
4/24/2019 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131917/Lot# 27472
4/24/2019 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131917/Lot# 27474
4/24/2019 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131917/Lot# 27473
4/24/2019 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131917/Lot# 27475


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/10/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0848, 848/Lot# 1724 $23.75
12/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 207, 213/Lot# 6115 $126.50
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1086 $111.00
7/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131130/Lot# 23019 $84.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7442 $141.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 136292 $760.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1301 $1,821.25
11/5/2017 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131746/Lot# 23450 $192.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 $1 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base131139143151159163163163167171179230255272437541798113820564831985412494
133140145153160163163164168173196238260327471626911144429816505107340
00000016316416817319623826032747162691114442981650500
000000163165169176213246266382506712102417503906817900
1881 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1631671711831942012092162202272302412653175779491558288557717929844112911
1641681751861962032112172222282332492824037011152200038476490809999310
0000002112172222282332492824037011152200038476490809900
0000002132182242292372572994908251355244248097209827000
1881 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313113513914314714714715115516319420922327233956390813333459899811448
12513213614014414714714815215717319921323929441367810492041530598140
00000014714815215717319921323929441367810492041530500
00000014714915316018320421825531648879311912750715100
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2107
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 716
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 565
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 459
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 434
US Type Set, 1792-1964 297
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 284
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 149
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 136
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 101
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 90
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 57
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 54
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 45
San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 43
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 37
1881 Mint Set 31
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 30
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 27
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 26
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 21
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 17
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 16
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 14
Gold Type Set, 1795-1933, Circulated Coins Only 11
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 11
Gold Type Set, Proofs, 1834-1915 5
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 2
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 2
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 5305
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 68
Points: 5305
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
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