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: $13.96 (7/6/2020)
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)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/19/2020

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1901 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 42.00 50.00 57.00 95.00 135 290 335 605 1105 3250 3850 4650 10550 49500 425000 650000 - - - -
$ - - 370 670 2150 - 4500 9500 22000 - - - - -
1901 $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 2400 4100 13000 17000 35000 - - - - - - -
1901 $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 35000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5468
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: 6/30/2020 1901 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1162944227160445454724110415229531421490173-----5459
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----------9-152-------17
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Total1162944227160445454724110415319531521992173-----5476
 0%0%1%1%4%3%8%8%13%20%28%2%6%4%2%0%0%----- 
1901 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------114-2-1-------9
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Total--------114-2-1-------9
 --------11%11%44%-22%-11%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514316717522039566381512011494196129365022556384289365182412017521528218452282924502
13715116919027848471394312981649228636315202651887401232318885206262163322173233860
0000007139431298164922863631520265188740123231888520626216332217300
00000076410721396180526114326538274739052152821953021077217392250100
1901 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631861982484373368881201149421973009608968207597904613853188662746536576123974134561
157170190214311437520992129817282467403563327079808010648155242173230502657081275030
0000005209921298172824674035633270798080106481552421732305026570800
00000070410961396196227385062657673388563122501719524598335399484100
1901 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131151159201366620764820974163426993126396858799050177231961720943212532221723857
1251371531732564506687828711194198928413406460569361194118354200592104621574227630
000000668782871119419892841340646056936119411835420059210462157400
000000716801922141423442983368752427993148321898520501211492189500
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2791
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 971
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 914
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 629
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 567
US Type Set, 1792-1964 489
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 419
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 377
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 346
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 316
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 307
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 270
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 219
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 168
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 162
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 154
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 135
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 103
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 95
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 94
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 87
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 83
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 68
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 42
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 33
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 33
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 31
1901 Mint Set 27
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 11
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3968
Owner: jimtrade
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3968
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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