Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,962,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.48 (4/23/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 $1 MS obverse 1901 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the Philadelphia Mint struck nearly seven million Morgan dollars in 1901, few have survived to today in high grade. Silver dollars did not circulate much on the east coast, so it is likely that many bags of this date were simply lost to the Pittman Act melting of silver dollars during WWI. Due to the destruction of many of the bags of 1901 Morgans, this date is one of the absolute rarest dates in high grade. In fact, NGC has only graded a total of three examples in gem! (9/2016)

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/23/2019

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1901 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 42.00 50.00 57.00 100.00 115 270 340 540 1380 3500 5500 6900 18250 63500 510000 670000 - - - -
$ - - 400 700 2150 - 5850 9500 27000 - - - - -
1901 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 2400 4100 8600 17000 37500 - - - - - - -
1901 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 50000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5365
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/23/2019 1901 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1142642214155434440699108015249430621493173-----5356
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----------8-152-------16
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Total1142642214155434440699108015329430721995173-----5372
 0 %0 %0 %1 %4 %3 %8 %8 %13 %20 %29 %2 %6 %4 %2 %0 %0 %----- 
1901 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------114-2-1-------9
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Total--------114-2-1-------9
 --------11 %11 %44 %-22 %-11 %------- 

Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
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4/28/2019 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1294/Lot# 4359
4/28/2019 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1294/Lot# 4356
4/28/2019 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1294/Lot# 4355
4/28/2019 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1294/Lot# 7965
4/28/2019 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1294/Lot# 4361


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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3/11/1996 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0822, 822/Lot# 791 $348.80
11/14/2011 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 636, 643/Lot# 309 $2,323.00
3/10/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 93109 $577.50
1/26/2014 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1385 $969.38
5/19/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20518 $232.65
7/6/2014 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 146960 $68.00
2/27/2018 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131810/Lot# 22221 $168.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514316717522039566381512011494196129365022556384289365182412017521528218452282924502
13715116919027848471394312981649228636315202651887401232318885206262163322173233860
0000007139431298164922863631520265188740123231888520626216332217300
00000076410721396180526114326538274739052152821953021077217392250100
1901 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631861982484373368881201149421973009608968207597904613853188662746536576123974134561
157170190214311437520992129817282467403563327079808010648155242173230502657081275030
0000005209921298172824674035633270798080106481552421732305026570800
00000070410961396196227385062657673388563122501719524598335399484100
1901 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131151159201366620764820974163426993126396858799050177231961720943212532221723857
1251371531732564506687828711194198928413406460569361194118354200592104621574227630
000000668782871119419892841340646056936119411835420059210462157400
000000716801922141423442983368752427993148321898520501211492189500
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2112
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 715
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 569
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 461
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 437
US Type Set, 1792-1964 298
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 285
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 250
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 228
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 206
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 162
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 150
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 136
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 104
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 102
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 59
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 54
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 44
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 43
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 31
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 27
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 26
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 21
1901 Mint Set 20
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 17
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 12
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 10
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3968
Owner: jimtrade
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3968
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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