Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,000,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.46 (10/16/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 S $1 MS obverse 1896 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: 4/13/2017

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1896 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 40.00 50.00 75.00 290 850 950 1200 1650 2475 2700 3950 4700 6250 18500 95000 180000 - 650000 -
$ - - 1000 1400 1825 - - 4150 5450 9150 30000 - - -
1896 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 8000 16000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1868
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/15/2018 1896 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1155692313132179771051016431801792181961441---1858
--------------2-------2
-------------257------14
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Total1155692313132179771051016431801812252031441---1874
 0 %1 %3 %5 %17 %7 %10 %4 %6 %5 %3 %2 %4 %10 %12 %11 %1 %0 %0 %--- 
1896 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------22111----1---8
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Total---------22111----1---8
 ---------25 %25 %13 %13 %13 %----13 %--- 
1896 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11-------2
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Total-------------11-------2
 -------------50 %50 %------- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/22/2007 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2317, 2317/Lot# 1677 $112.00
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 764 $14,950.00
8/24/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 404, 410/Lot# 881 $2,300.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(3), 1158/Lot# 4771 $3,680.00
8/2/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 8997 $296.10
9/16/2013 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3448, 3448/Lot# 2324 $525.00
12/15/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 157549 $95.70
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4248 $3,055.00
5/10/2015 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131520/Lot# 25547 $94.00


NGC Registry

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