Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,693,556
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.97 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 $1 MS obverse 1891 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1891 Morgan dollar had a mintage of nearly 8.7 million pieces. However, many did not survive, making this a semi-key date. Even so, examples are available up to and including MS64. Gem quality coins are very rare, however, as are PL pieces.

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Last Updated: 6/7/2019

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1891 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 65.00 90.00 95.00 110 155 730 3100 14000 50000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 130 320 1450 9750 - - -
1891 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 150 250 625 1050 2200 16000 - - - - -
1891 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 390 475 775 2400 5400 26500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1000 3400 10000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8384
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
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: 6/19/2019 1891 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3105854366646511393821157902239292812521073----8234
------------1-211-----5
-------------741292-----79
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Total3105854366646511393821157912246297112821103----8318
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %1 %1 %1 %2 %5 %1 %10 %27 %36 %15 %1 %0 %---- 
1891 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------126623242817-3----110
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Total--------126623242817-3----110
 --------1 %2 %5 %5 %21 %22 %25 %15 %-3 %---- 
1891 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------325813711----40
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Total----------325813711----40
 ----------8 %5 %13 %20 %33 %18 %3 %3 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/11/2003 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1764, 1764/Lot# 1661 $418.00
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1103 $488.75
4/9/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Dallas, TX Signature Coin Auction #450, 450/Lot# 69 $5,175.00
12/1/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 146957 $55.00
4/20/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 184801 $54.60
6/16/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20684 $182.13
8/10/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 816, 825/Lot# 222 $85.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 10949 $822.50
2/26/2017 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131710/Lot# 21799 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base288301314330342357372389404420442463705102819282960624866167445110473150258611
29230531933434736237839440942744954481313282272405663716892864617865405380
0000003783944094274495448131328227240566371689286461786500
0000003833994154354566249201628261651526493716998462468400
1891 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base642667690715741768794822851881911941103015832699417278598358888094251019911020
65067569872475077780383286189192197112141955319054018025853290629683104730
0000008038328618919219711214195531905401802585329062968300
00000081384187190193110001399232736816630819287069243994100
1891 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311591591631631631671671791902302883956421658449966099997104972479646270
1261401591601631631641671711832032493244779812605520277381016415263319540
000000164167171183203249324477981260552027738101641526300
0000001661671751862172693595601319355259068868103302003000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 8944
Owner: bradman
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 7170
Owner: RJ JR
 
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