Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 762
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.65 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 $1 PF obverse 1896 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 762 proof Morgan dollars in 1896. the proof coins from this year were well produced, and many exhibit the cameo contrast that collectors strive to find today. NGC has even graded two examples in PF69UC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1896 $1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - 1050 1190 1310 1600 1950 2325 3250 4000 6200 8300 17500 30000 - -
$ - - - - - - 2100 2500 3600 5000 7000 12000 22500 -
1896 $1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2250 2600 4000 5200 7500 12250 21000 41000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 3000 4300 6000 9250 17900 29000 -
1896 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6250 10000 16000 35000 45000 117500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 7500 11000 22500 38000 76500

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 271
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1896 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------11-251926572718156--177
-------------------1--1
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Total--------11-251926572718157--178
 --------1 %1 %-1 %3 %11 %15 %32 %15 %10 %8 %4 %-- 
1896 $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------338111313134--68
------------------311-5
---------------1--1---2
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Total------------3381213131751-75
 ------------4 %4 %11 %16 %17 %17 %23 %7 %1 %- 
1896 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1273121-26
-----------------1151-8
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Total---------------1284172-34
 ---------------3 %6 %24 %12 %50 %6 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC PF 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 3227 $9,200.00
2/26/2007 PCGS PF 68   Teletrade Auction 2333, 2333/Lot# 1875 $23,520.00
9/25/2008 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 286, 292/Lot# 6148 $2,558.75
3/8/2012 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3759 $12,650.00
6/17/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 55118 $5,561.09
10/31/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5227 $1,703.75
1/4/2017 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(3), 1251/Lot# 5330 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $1 PF Cameo
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Base16931742179218431895194920032058211521722231229126142807344738854565561069518929991812571
17091759180918601913196720212077213421922251239926783020359341124913605776109259108020
0000002021207721342192225123992678302035934112491360577610925900
0000002040209621532211227125062743323437394338526265048270958800
1896 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base172117711821187219261979203420902147220522652325264331033712421751586248842892341284816042
173817881838189019441997205321092166222522852431279633063880453155216975869710439139130
00000020532109216622252285243127963306388045315521697586971043900
00000020712128218622452305253729503509404948445885770189651164300
1896 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15001545159116381686171117211744175318861969219724332643312634471034311436647379601217815252
1515156016071654169417141729174717971914204522762503280432335746107071143669699366132030
000000172917471797191420452276250328043233574610707114366969936600
0000001736175018421941212123542573296533408044110721143674641077200
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 13913
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: PF 69 UC
Points: 12848
Owner: BChap
 
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