Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,296,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $18.07 (11/27/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 S $1 MS obverse 1891 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck nearly 5.3 million Morgan dollars in 1891. Many remained in government vaults until they were released prior to 1960. Many of those coins released decades after they were struck were uncirculated, but were on the low end of the spectrum due to excessive bag marks. The most commonly seen mint state grade seen today is MS63. However, the coin is relatively available in choice as well. It becomes much harder to find in gem.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 7/30/2019

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1891 S $1 MS
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Base $ 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 80.00 110 130 170 370 1200 4000 14700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 145 200 675 2400 6100 - -
1891 S $1 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 100.00 110 175 225 325 670 2900 10500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 475 900 4900 - - -
1891 S $1 MS DPL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 185 250 450 900 3300 16000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1350 7000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7567
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1891 S $1 MS
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Base-212107262656213458125626141623361490222264---7046
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Total-212107262656213458126629142523791520231314---7146
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1891 S $1 MS PL
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Base----------111896114113161----360
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Total----------111897115114171----364
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1891 S $1 MS DPL
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Base-----------193873355-----161
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Total-----------193874355-----162
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 S $1 MS PL
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Base135143175175179179179183190194220255330456820120627054307621967941607629742
137153175176179179180185191202231280372577948170532394944641098882063131229
0000001801851912022312803725779481705323949446410988800
000000181187192211243305414698107722053773558166021298200
1891 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982012012012052162202303364566201271264865646931731483152428645076
15717419819920120120220821722326537651083717303953668670587647136383121647330
000000202208217223265376510837173039536686705876471363800
0000002032122182263004165651054218952586808718679811896200
1891 S $1 MS
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Base12313115915916316316316717517918623027232348785422193579598665451560528998
125140159160163163164169176181200244289377609130926724381617295652006930448
0000001641691761812002442893776091309267243816172956500
00000016517217718321525830643273117643125518363581258500
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 6564
Owner: ASK123
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5986
Owner: Patrick m Sulley
 
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