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: $12.78 (5/24/2018)
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: 4/13/2017

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1901 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 38.00 50.00 60.00 120 270 340 540 1300 3600 5500 6900 18250 57500 500000 725000 - - - -
$ - - 400 700 2150 - 5850 9500 27000 - - - - -
1901 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 2400 4100 8600 17000 37500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1901 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 50000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5207
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: 5/21/2018 1901 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1132139193151422428682104514818930421396173-----5198
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----------5-181-------15
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Total1132139193151422428682104514868930522197173-----5213
 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 %------- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/7/2004 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1906, 1906/Lot# 1994 $121.00
1/30/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1753 $483.00
7/7/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9381 $310.50
12/23/2012 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 731, 740/Lot# 211 $41,000.00
9/29/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 140982 $996.60
9/19/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22428 $76.38
11/6/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8584 $881.25
3/31/2015 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33579 $305.50


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 2012
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 677
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 525
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 436
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 421
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 277
US Type Set, 1792-1964 277
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 240
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 220
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 199
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 156
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 128
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 101
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 74
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 59
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 52
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 35
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 25
1901 Mint Set 19
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 19
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 19
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 17
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 16
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 10
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 9
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3968
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3968
Owner: RJ JR
 
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