Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,962,000
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.22 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 S$1 MS obverse 1901 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Along with the 1884-S, the 1886-O, and the 1896-O, the 1901 is one of the great conditional rarities within the Morgan dollar series. Close to seven million pieces were struck, a production much greater than the 1899, which is plentiful in quality Mint State. The 1901 is available for little more than its bullion value in VG, but becomes scarce in AU, and Mint State pieces are rare. At the MS64 level, the 1901 emerges as one of the keys to the set, more difficult than the 1889-CC. Since Morgan dollars were never popular on the East coast, it is unlikely that the entire issue went into circulation. Instead, the 1901 was presumably a participant in the vast Pittman Act melts.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/21/2016

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1901 S$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 S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 2400 4100 8600 17000 37500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1901 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 50000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4953
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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7/30/2001 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1466, 1466/Lot# 1799 $228.90
2/20/2005 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2045 $8,625.00
4/30/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 137, 142/Lot# 1917 $333.50
1/5/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(4), 1151/Lot# 6167 $4,887.50
8/14/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/14/2011, 131/Lot# 14840 $83.60
7/15/2012 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131230/Lot# 26288 $53.00
9/4/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4883 $1,645.00
7/26/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21254 $223.25
8/18/2015 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42627 $235.00
12/27/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131601/Lot# 21741 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131151159201366620764820974163426993126396858799050177231961720943212532221723857
1251371531732564506687828711194198928413406460569361194118354200592104621574227630
000000668782871119419892841340646056936119411835420059210462157400
000000716801922141423442983368752427993148321898520501211492189500
1901 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514316717522039566381512011494196129365022556384289365182412017521528218452282924502
13715116919027848471394312981649228636315202651887401232318885206262163322173233860
0000007139431298164922863631520265188740123231888520626216332217300
00000076410721396180526114326538274739052152821953021077217392250100
1901 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631861982484373368881201149421973009608968207597904613853188662746536576123974134561
157170190214311437520992129817282467403563327079808010648155242173230502657081275030
0000005209921298172824674035633270798080106481552421732305026570800
00000070410961396196227385062657673388563122501719524598335399484100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3968
Owner: RJ JR
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3126
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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