Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,241,000
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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1903 S $1 MS obverse 1903 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

the San Francisco Mint only struck a bit over 1.2 million Morgan dollars in 1903. Most of these went directly into circulation, and no bags of this date were discovered in the 1960's. Due to these factors, it is one of the key dates of the whole series, especially in high grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/23/2019

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1903 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 81.60 104 179 268 437 1900 2450 2500 3300 4720 5250 6140 8250 9250 11800 18800 80000 - - -
$ 475 - - 3000 3500 - 5250 6500 8400 10500 16900 25000 - -
1903 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 12900 16000 23000 - - - - -
1903 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 15000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2996
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
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: 4/23/2019 1903 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base69270237309800272391140997644594378993881---2988
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--------------351-----9
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Total692702373098002723911409976445943811043981---2997
 2 %9 %8 %10 %27 %9 %13 %5 %3 %3 %1 %0 %0 %1 %3 %3 %1 %0 %0 %--- 
1903 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------1-1---114-----8
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Total--------1-1---114-----8
 --------13 %-13 %---13 %13 %50 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/16/2006 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2190, 2190/Lot# 2008 $100.80
1/31/2010 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1404 $1,121.25
3/13/2011 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131112/Lot# 26691 $69.00
5/20/2012 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/20/2012, 23/Lot# 51766 $1,126.40
4/7/2013 NGC Details VF Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10304 $150.00
4/27/2014 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 188282 $341.00
10/10/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15645 $182.13
5/15/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131621/Lot# 27380 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $1 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base220230323372604102717992233250327103137350737614020478050726820707713914195375032687080
22326133944974512841943232325722852326035913847427348775654690593561578829800625770
000000194323232572285232603591384742734877565469059356157882980000
0000002088241326412994338336763933452649746237699111635176624006300
1903 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2482583604126611111192823852668288533323718398442544847520172437960195372669069407120941
251292377495811138320802479274030343460380640744451496558817482118192192140929865850
0000002080247927403034346038064074445149655881748211819219214092900
0000002232257328123183358938954164464950836562772115678243055516800
1903 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base201212298345563966170721242385258529973355360138524403465654176324919796682044131871
2042403134176971213184622112451272231163437368440354487490957197281935413259242510
00000018462211245127223116343736844035448749095719728193541325900
00000019852298251828593235351937684219457151636021823995111685000
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Grade: MS 65 PL
Points: 6820
Owner: coxe
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 5417
Owner: stuley
 
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