Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,825,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.17 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 S $1 MS obverse 1897 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck just under six million Morgan Dollars in 1897. This date is reminiscent of the early S-Mint Morgans. It is often well-struck with great luster. Many survived, and this date is common through gem, but is not as plentiful as the Philly issue of this year in high grade.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1897 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 90.00 100.00 125 140 210 565 1800 6750 35000 - -
$ - - - - - - 110 135 170 280 825 2350 16000 -
1897 S $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 170 250 375 975 2200 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 185 290 575 1300 7000 - -
1897 S $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 125 200 270 550 1250 2150 8000 55000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 335 650 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9285
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1897 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1181131028277519044355391109526132504720116121--8304
-------------2267-1---18
-------------13850115----105
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Total1181131028277519044355391109826532560738121131--8427
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %5 %1 %5 %13 %31 %30 %9 %1 %0 %0 %-- 
1897 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------221435119206256100222---767
---------------132----6
---------------33-----6
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Total---------221435119206260106242---779
 ---------0 %3 %1 %4 %15 %26 %33 %14 %3 %0 %--- 
1897 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------291939103375----214
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---------------1------1
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Total-----------291939104375----215
 -----------1 %4 %9 %18 %48 %17 %2 %---- 

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8/7/1998 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7043 $1,121.25
1/8/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 8178 $1,437.50
2/7/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #27, 31/Lot# 647 $1,955.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 334 $253.00
10/21/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2438, 2438/Lot# 1866 $504.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7720 $705.00
6/29/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 200747 $45.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514317517517917917918319020121225533042362077415583009668578471418826373
13715317517617917918018519320422628036148867110352041423470729960182490
0000001801851932042262803614886711035204142347072996000
00000018118719720824030539255472212962525545974591207400
1897 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982012012012052162232373363956098651421278147569485102632163040340
1571741981992012012022082182272703554666941050187434396332974414052278660
000000202208218227270355466694105018743439633297441405200
0000002032122202323033755377791235232740977908100031784100
1897 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313115915916316316316717518319421625531145056312392161389475701185922031
1251401591601631631641691771862012292733574877881546273851198999152490
000000164169177186201229273357487788154627385119899900
00000016517218019020824229240352510131853331663441042900
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Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 4756
Owner: coxe
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3894
Owner: AYWP
 
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