Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,200,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.35 (10/16/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 S $1 MS obverse 1884 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1884-S Morgan dollar had a relatively healthy mintage of 3.2 million coins, it seems that most of those were released directly into circulation. This is evidenced by the extreme rarity of this issue in the mint state grades. In choice, NGC has only graded a total of 12 examples for this issue, and a mere two in gem! A lone MS66 is the finest known example at NGC. (10/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/15/2018

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1884 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 32.00 34.00 40.00 90.00 265 305 585 2650 9750 15000 23400 62400 160000 290000 425000 750000 1250000 - -
$ - - 360 875 4000 - - 27500 87500 - - - - -
1884 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 650 750 1275 4500 10500 17750 30000 75000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 1500 - - - - - - - - - -
1884 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 32000 - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8371
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/15/2018 1884 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base6828391433151198100913431935183468189114481221----8292
---------13-----------4
--------1428-21--------36
-----------------------
Total6828391433151198100913441940186568191115481221----8332
 0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %4 %14 %12 %16 %23 %22 %1 %2 %1 %1 %0 %0 %0 %---- 
1884 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------1182820343--------77
-----------------------
---------1------------1
-----------------------
Total-------1182920343--------78
 -------14 %10 %37 %26 %4 %5 %4 %-------- 
1884 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11---------2
-----------------------
-----------------------
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Total-----------11---------2
 -----------50 %50 %--------- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
1/31/2010 NGC AU 55   Prooflike Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1285 $552.00
10/27/2010 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 10531 $201.25
4/8/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 2520 $110.00
11/25/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 81472 $172.15
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 687 $70.00
4/13/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20613 $170.38
4/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20390 $5,816.25
11/6/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8289 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 $1 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514316717118328553982611381799363952646089775610653139511721919497203262478299857134561
1381511681752173706359301358241241815539664587221175215040179781977321811498071114250
00000063593013582412418155396645872211752150401797819773218114980700
000000730103415793026472258147200968712852161301873820050232977483200
1884 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base167179205209223342633954186823632929439689989815115011383817902202452746536576125212134561
171188206214263439740125920332552341859309270103771228015193186832265230502661211283280
0000007401259203325523418593092701037712280151931868322652305026612100
0000008471563219827403907746495431093913059165471946425058335399566700
1884 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131151155167262502774891133328854935587968869854136061711819209215052613485387134561
1261381521591993425938131038185035685250621578751110514777178151997423048458851017780
00000059381310381850356852506215787511105147771781519974230484588500
00000068385211862368425255646550886512355159471851220740245916563600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6886
Owner: Cody71086
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 6886
Owner: K M Lust
 
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