NGC-certified Morgan Dollar Fetches $372,000 in Heritage Sale

Posted on 2/20/2023

An NGC-certified 1893-S Morgan Dollar was among over 400 NGC-certified US coins offered in the Long Beach Expo auction.

A key-date Morgan Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) was sold for six figures in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Signature Coins Auction on February 12, 2023.

The most expensive NGC-certified coin in this auction was an 1893-S Morgan Dollar graded NGC MS 64 (lot 3774) that realized $372,000. 1893-S Morgan Dollars were desperately needed for circulation in its era, which contributed to the paucity of Mint State examples today. While NGC has certified over 3,600 examples, fewer than 30 of those are numerically graded in Mint State.

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Other top-selling NGC-certified coins in this auction were:

  • an 1823 Half Dollar graded NGC MS 67 (lot 3743) that realized $102,000
  • an 1865 $3 graded NGC MS 66★ (lot 3800) that realized $99,000
  • an 1892-S Morgan Dollar graded NGC MS 63 (lot 3771) that realized $90,000
  • a 1776 Pewter CURENCY Continental Dollar graded NGC MS 62 (lot 3685) that realized $78,000
  • an 1885 Double Eagle graded NGC AU 55 (lot 3867) that realized $54,000
  • a 1901 Quarter Eagle graded NGC PF 68★ Ultra Cameo (lot 3793) that realized $45,600
  • an 1866 Quarter Eagle graded NGC PF 65 Cameo (lot 3791) that realized $44,400
  • a 1776 Pewter CURRENCY Continental Dollar graded NGC AU 58 (lot 3686) that realized $43,200
  • a 1928 Half Eagle graded NGC MS 64 (lot 3823) that realized $43,200
  • an 1851 “880” Reeded Augustus Humbert $50 graded NGC AU 53 and pedigreed to the Suwannee River Collection (lot 3891) that realized $43,200

Prices realized include buyer’s premium.

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