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: $13.18 (10/17/2017)
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 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: 4/13/2017

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1891 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 40.00 41.00 43.00 60.00 70.00 90.00 125 215 850 5250 16500 50000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 150 375 1700 9750 - - -
1891 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 150 250 725 1300 2600 16000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1891 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 390 450 875 2400 6100 29000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1100 3950 10000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7812
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1981 $575.00
10/16/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 109, 114/Lot# 1308 $379.50
1/18/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69014, 69014/Lot# 64730 $517.50
2/15/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3216 $534.75
6/2/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 1136 $7,187.50
1/30/2011 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 2700 $69.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211022/Lot# 22309 $138.00
7/22/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 64512 $31.02


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base288301314330342357372389404420442463705102819282960624866167445110473150258611
29230531933434736237839440942744954481313282272405663716892864617865405380
0000003783944094274495448131328227240566371689286461786500
0000003833994154354566249201628261651526493716998462468400
1891 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6426676907157417687948228518819119411030112312231330144315641691182720602926
6506746987237507768038318618919219701061115612581367148316061736190423480
0000008038318618919219701061115612581367148316061736190400
00000081284187190193110001092118912941405152316481781198200
1891 S$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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