Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,822,000
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: $11.65 (2/6/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 S$1 MS obverse 1897 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like the 1892, 1894, and 1899, the 1897 was a rare issue through the early 20th century. It seems likely that few of these coins found their way into circulation at the time of issue. In the 1950s, and even more so in the early 1960s, quantities of Uncirculated 1897 silver dollars emerged from bank vaults and the Treasury Building. As a result, this issue is now easily obtainable in all grades short of MS 66.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/19/2016

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1897 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 30.00 31.00 32.00 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 105 345 1250 9600 - - -
$ - - - - - - 67.00 80.00 135 550 2900 13850 -
1897 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 85.00 110 140 280 875 5750 14000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 360 1300 6725 - -
1897 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 135 310 525 4450 23500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 375 800 6500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 17022
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
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2/9/2016 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131606/Lot# 23443
2/9/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131606/Lot# 24051


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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3/24/1999 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1146, 1146/Lot# 1971 $196.20
6/5/1999 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #202, 202/Lot# 692 $132.00
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 8690 $1,265.00
7/23/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 395, 401/Lot# 8878 $54.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 463 $230.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1171 $210.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4423 $258.50
9/7/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 210087 $58.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231351391431431471471471511551631942092272723818201903474466851178722167
1271361401431441471471481521581731992152423085271181285053918386152470
000000147148152158173199215242308527118128505391838600
0000001471501541601842042212573456741542379760381008600
1897 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12714715115915916316316316717117923726232045072513933730574769511386925961
1341481541591601631631641681741982452813635429482172440261489257179000
000000163164168174198245281363542948217244026148925700
00000016316617017621825430140763311702951507565501156300
1897 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155167175179179183183183186201220272295351725117336207198744292342106639550
159170176179180183183184191207237280314476874198948137279803913178272270
00000018318419120723728031447687419894813727980391317800
000000183185196214255287332600102428046005736186371712200
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 3620
Owner: Robin Brown
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2850
Owner: AYWP
 
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