Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,822,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.96 (7/14/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $1 MS obverse 1897 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck around 2.8 million Morgan Dollars in 1897. This issue was rare until the Treasury released many bags of uncirculated coins in the early 1960's. Today, this issue is common through gem.

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Last Updated: 5/11/2020

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1897 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 44.50 46.00 47.50 54.00 59.00 65.00 75.00 90.00 300 950 7000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 85.00 135 490 2000 16000 -
1897 $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 90.00 100.00 110 195 250 625 3500 10500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 360 1100 5250 - -
1897 $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 170 270 625 3200 18200 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 800 6000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20379
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
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: 7/7/2020 1897 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3---21893113136684464176171517754182116911---19766
-------------2172794----59
--------------161091910----154
---------------1------1
Total3---21893113136684464176371847891184918311---19980
 0%---0%0%0%0%0%1%2%0%2%9%36%39%9%1%0%--- 
1897 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------14527721801583261---486
-----------------------
----------------1-----1
-----------------------
Total---------14527721801583361---487
 ---------0%1%1%6%15%37%32%7%1%0%--- 
1897 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-6164052111----127
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--------------1-------1
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Total----------1-6164152111----128
 ----------1%-5%13%32%41%9%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12714715115915916316316316717117923726232045072513933730574769511386925961
1341481541591601631631641681741982452813635429482172440261489257179000
000000163164168174198245281363542948217244026148925700
00000016316617017621825430140763311702951507565501156300
1897 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155167175179179183183183186201220272295351725117336207198744292342106639550
159170176179180183183184191207237280314476874198948137279803913178272270
00000018318419120723728031447687419894813727980391317800
000000183185196214255287332600102428046005736186371712200
1897 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231351391431431471471471511551631942092272723818201903474466851178722167
1271361401431441471471481521581731992152423085271181285053918386152470
000000147148152158173199215242308527118128505391838600
0000001471501541601842042212573456741542379760381008600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4744
Owner: N E I T - JJB
 
Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 3620
Owner: Robin Brown
 
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