Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,000,000
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.84 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 S S$1 MS obverse 1896 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1896-S Morgan dollar had a mintage of 5 million coins, most went into circulation. Those that were kept in bags were apparently moved a lot, as they come with numerous abrasions and hits. While just over 200 coins have been graded by NGC in MS64, only 19 have been graded in gem or better. (9/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/19/2016

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1896 S S$1 MS
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1896 S S$1 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1738
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/16/1996 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1996 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #153, 153/Lot# 7032 $1,045.00
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 764 $14,950.00
8/18/2010 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2909, 2909/Lot# 1765 $241.50
7/12/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1172/Lot# 9600 $345.00
2/17/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 337 $130.00
1/26/2014 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1378 $1,410.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20577 $3,466.25
6/22/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 195719 $148.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139147151159248695113814501505159917302179246428983324395264371117213914150562100342655
14114815318839784212421468153616421879227426083040353347808015120861429417038282200
0000001242146815361642187922742608304035334780801512086142941703800
0000001346148615671686202923692753318237425608959313000146751902000
1896 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base151163167175268743120615311589168718242290258545655367558268201154114347172962385769307
15516416920642689713141550162117321979238832454832543859948393124761533019483390070
0000001314155016211732197923883245483254385994839312476153301948300
0000001422156916541778213424863905509955106407996713411163132167000
1896 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base175183186198301809130316471707181019542445275432244064504970221204917296238573209996397
17718419023247097314171667174118582117254829103504439257068697137981948326604535310
0000001417166717411858211725482910350443925706869713798194832660400
00000015321687177519062281265130673784472063641037315547216702935100
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 4565
Owner: Coxe
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3533
Owner: AYWP
 
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