Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 100,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.18 (11/19/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 S $1 MS obverse 1893 S $1 MS reverse
NGC MS66 - Norweb
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Description & Analysis

The 1893-S Morgan dollar is the undisputed king of the entire series. It has the lowest mintage of any issue, at only 100,000 coins. Additionally, most of the tiny mintage was desperately needed in circulation, meaning few survived in mint state.

At NGC, the majority of examples are in the XF or lower range. However, the most commonly seen uncirculated grade at NGC is MS64 with 10 pieces, although it is likely many of those are from resubmissions hoping for the nearly impossible to obtain gem grade. (9/2016)

Note: This coin is commonly targeted by counterfeiters. Learn more here.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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1893 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2400 2900 4300 5800 9250 24400 26000 45500 70000 140000 155000 185000 250000 425000 675000 850000 1250000 - - -
$ - - 27500 50000 - - - - - - - - - -
1893 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 210000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3180
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
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: 11/19/2018 1893 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base18167854346664118929676432315-573921----3178
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------3-----1---------4
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Total18167854346664118929976432315-673921----3182
 6 %21 %17 %15 %20 %6 %9 %2 %1 %1 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %---- 
1893 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------1--1-----------2
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Total-------1--1-----------2
 -------50 %--50 %----------- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 11664 $10,350.00
8/6/2007 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2404, 2404/Lot# 1743 $3,360.00
12/25/2009 NGC VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 439, 445/Lot# 7699 $3,277.50
5/30/2012 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3210 $3,877.50
4/24/2013 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1184/Lot# 4929 $3,525.00
9/25/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6640 $5,581.25
7/13/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 180245 $8,767.00
9/22/2014 NGC VG 8   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1671 $2,243.00
8/10/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(4), 1238/Lot# 5450 $9,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 $1 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2451257229943509415051586324707774418085921112750131871415214896175772144322829250983060493247134561
2491271231653722448655466575719876558460103901289513508144001578918865219052358526933514851070180
00000065757198765584601039012895135081440015789188652190523585269335148500
00000068267319787088351157013041138301464816683201542236724341287687236600
1893 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base26142740318337214389543966517431781084769642132971374814743155091827022245236693060434929113484134561
2656288733623943473958436911755780328864108601344714079149981642919595227192598032045611141205090
00000069117557803288641086013447140791499816429195952271925980320456111400
00000071717683825492531207813597144111525317349209202319428292334878729900
1893 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base234224512860335739784956608968207176780289001235312780137231445017073208592221724441242924043856949
237825873025356443045333633269387384816810051124951309413965153241833521311229582444129674459410
00000063326938738481681005112495130941396515324183352131122958244412967400
00000065767057759385341120212637134081420716198195972176423699244413505600
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: AU 53
Points: 7176
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 6820
Owner: GauchoDave
 
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