Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,102,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.96 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 S $1 MS obverse 1898 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck just over 4.1 million Morgan dollars in 1898. Today, they are available all the way up to gem, but are much more scarce than the Philly issue of the same date.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1898 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 46.00 50.00 52.00 60.00 75.00 95.00 115 130 200 300 345 400 585 795 1950 4500 29000 97000 - -
$ - - 120 150 225 - - 480 610 915 2200 7000 - -
1898 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 275 300 350 435 525 620 1250 4600 8900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 750 1900 - - - -
1898 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 475 675 1450 3800 15250 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1650 5750 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3663
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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: 6/19/2019 1898 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base113121841248493195356489352434686656281118-1--3485
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-------------4111341----33
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Total113121841248493195356489352434726766411159-1--3518
 0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %2 %3 %6 %10 %14 %1 %7 %13 %19 %18 %3 %0 %-0 %-- 
1898 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------41611726472251----139
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--------------1-------1
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Total---------41611726482251----140
 ---------3 %11 %1 %12 %19 %34 %16 %4 %1 %---- 
1898 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------2714151-----39
---------------1------1
---------------1------1
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Total------------2714171-----41
 ------------5 %17 %34 %41 %2 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/31/1998 PCGS MS 65   Deep Prooflike Teletrade Auction 1081, 1081/Lot# 1911 $9,116.00
6/5/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 6185 $1,610.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4145 $300.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1177/Lot# 4358 $2,115.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7743 $587.50
12/29/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 160583 $309.10
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 793, 802/Lot# 1250 $4,950.00
3/20/2016 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131613/Lot# 29758 $81.00
9/7/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8132 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $1 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base151171175179194248301357484563665715838105112061799327747638183124652304642259
15717217618421226531939951059768175690911021403229137725903961015992294500
0000003193995105976817569091102140322913772590396101599200
00000033844153663169879798011541601278442677043110371951900
1898 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base175194198201220275336395534618727793958119319493307580678988578130033475363987
1811951992072382953554415626547498481036144524014140650381241005320253444970
000000355441562654749848103614452401414065038124100532025300
000000375487590690771903111416972854497372008351115282750300
1898 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13915515916317922727833045052462268480296611031393264839227898120752102338602
14415616016819524429537047455664272385610111199181130725247929015057268820
0000002953704745566427238561011119918113072524792901505700
00000031241049958966376291110571296222934976572106821804000
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Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 3307
Owner: coxe
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2648
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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