Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,976,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 $1 MS obverse 1896 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage approaching ten million pieces, the 1896 Morgan dollar is one of the most commonly encountered dates today. Many survived even in high grade. In fact, NGC has graded nearly 6,000 in gem alone! (9/2016)

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Last Updated: 6/19/2020

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1896 $1 MS
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Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 44.50 46.00 47.50 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 80.00 170 480 2100 18500 - -
$ - - - - - - 62.00 70.00 80.00 125 225 600 7500 -
1896 $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 430 1000 13000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 125 170 300 700 3200 - -
1896 $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 145 180 265 475 1100 5650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 750 1750 - 28500 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 62996
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1896 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-21-72122768245582179982522023226239536361862663--61798
----------1-112172325873272--639
--------------11460153502---676
---------------8831---20
Total-21-72122768245583179983523223409247466609947765--63133
 -0%0%-0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%2%8%37%39%10%2%0%0%-- 
1896 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------218144510625226984111---802
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---------------931----13
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Total---------218144510625227887121---815
 ---------0%2%2%6%13%31%34%11%1%0%--- 
1896 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------131736100184514----396
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--------------1-4-1---6
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Total----------1317361011845541---402
 ----------0%1%4%9%25%46%14%1%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514314715115916316316316717117923426533643758611031886469460891181922160
1371441481531601631631641681731972442883694867581364282251597999152660
000000163164168173197244288369486758136428225159799900
000000163165169176215254312403536930162537585624990900
1896 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143147151159163163163167171179320366437663105119284431608992341730932574
137144148153160163163164168173226335389512792134327624983713711925223970
00000016316416817322633538951279213432762498371371192500
00000016316516917627335041358792116353596553681851461700
1896 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131135139143147147147151155163194209227272351705113838005326868716054
125132136140144147147148152157173199215242298469849202543086446111420
00000014714815215717319921524229846984920254308644600
00000014714915316018320422125732458799329124817756600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4308
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3800
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.