Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 330,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.93 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1899 $1 MS obverse 1899 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a relatively low mintage of only 330,000 coins, the 1899 Morgan commands a large premium in all grades. However, there are plenty of gem examples available, which explains its affordable price in that grade compared to other semi-keys in the series.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1899 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 125 135 155 175 190 200 205 210 230 260 270 280 310 360 715 2350 13000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 350 475 1300 3650 - -
1899 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 325 350 435 500 590 1330 4100 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 925 1900 - - -
1899 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 375 425 485 695 1280 2350 8900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 550 875 1800 3500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11132
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
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: 6/19/2019 1899 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11373652124711118614133150595547150432843189622744---10824
-----------------1----1
-------------32858531---98
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Total11373652124711118614133150595547150733123247627785---10923
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %3 %5 %1 %5 %14 %30 %30 %6 %1 %0 %--- 
1899 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------127225584203----194
-----------------------
--------------111-----3
-----------------------
Total----------127225685213----197
 ----------1 %1 %4 %11 %28 %43 %11 %2 %---- 
1899 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------2172545169----114
-----------------------
-----------------------
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Total------------2172545169----114
 ------------2 %15 %22 %39 %14 %8 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/8/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, Florida Bullet Sale #359, 359/Lot# 1904 $575.00
12/26/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2468, 2468/Lot# 1601 $336.00
7/7/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9326 $230.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 899 $207.00
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 227 $325.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4435 $763.75
9/7/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 200888 $264.00
1/18/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131504/Lot# 28423 $446.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43947752258462465572579179680282086593310441138133321243639538770771533928248
4524925435976346787477937988088358889701075120315972629422259509831196420
000000747793798808835888970107512031597262942225950983100
00000076979480081485091010071107126818603134480465141258500
1899 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base463502551597642684745811815820865949102811171466212428855357608992342265341924
476518566612656704767812817835893975105812331685237837095601713713707290770
00000076781281783589397510581233168523783709560171371370700
000000789814818850921100210871350190526314533584581861818000
1899 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336395442487544586597620663695735774802847891116617072705574766851467927094
35641145750655859060563467470874878381786298313462040371960609350188170
0000006056346747087487838178629831346204037196060935000
000000612649684722761793832876107415272372473363721201400
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Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 5357
Owner: bmorgen1
 
Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 2885
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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