Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,976,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 S$1 MS obverse 1896 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Starting in 1896, Morgan Dollar production returned to pre-1893 levels. With the sole exception of the 1899, every issue from 1896 through 1921 would have a mintage of more than 1 million coins. As an issue, the high mintage (9.9 million pieces) 1896 is among the more common Morgan Dollars on today's market. Circulated examples abound, and even Gems are obtainable for a modest sum. Above the MS66 grade level, however, the 1896 develops into a true condition rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/4/2016

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1896 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.00 29.50 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 50.00 55.00 65.00 75.00 100.00 225 600 3000 21000 - -
$ - - - - - - 60.00 70.00 85.00 125 280 825 7750 -
1896 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 105 120 145 250 460 1300 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 135 175 340 675 3750 - -
1896 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 130 185 275 700 1400 7750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 850 2000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53228
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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8/2/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21369


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Deep Prooflike Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2766 $978.00
1/23/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 71, 76/Lot# 832 $31.05
4/15/2013 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3426, 3426/Lot# 2113 $50.00
10/20/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131344/Lot# 20526 $53.00
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4408 $822.50
7/11/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6662 $164.50
9/7/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 191843 $80.00
10/12/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 191123 $47.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131135139143147147147151155163194209227272351705113838005326868716054
125132136140144147147148152157173199215242298469849202543086446111420
00000014714815215717319921524229846984920254308644600
00000014714915316018320422125732458799329124817756600
1896 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514314715115916316316316717117923426533643758611031886469460891181922160
1371441481531601631631641681731972442883694867581364282251597999152660
000000163164168173197244288369486758136428225159799900
000000163165169176215254312403536930162537585624990900
1896 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143147151159163163163167171179320366437663105119284431608992341730932574
137144148153160163163164168173226335389512792134327624983713711925223970
00000016316416817322633538951279213432762498371371192500
00000016316516917627335041358792116353596553681851461700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4308
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3800
Owner: Larcoon
 
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