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Obverse of 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar


1883 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7142, 7143, 97143, 7318

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,290,000
Proofs: 1,039

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

From Superior Stamp and Coin's 2000 ANA Midwinter Sale

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2931, sold for $11,500.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2932, sold for $6,325.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2933, sold for $5,462.50

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6673, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 687, sold for $149.50

Choice Brilliant Proof, beautifully toned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1193, plated, sold for $920.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1348, plated, sold for $1,955.00

Proof-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 948, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

NGC MS-67, Superb!  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3620, illustrated, sold for $891.25

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 308, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 96, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-66.  Offered by North American Certified Trading in the October 22, 2001 issue of Coin World for $259.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8265, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6429, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 949, not illustrated, sold for $218.00

PCGS MS-65, Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3621, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1349, not plated, sold for $126.50

Notes:
The 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar is readily obtainable in Mint State, even in Gem condition.  The most common Uncirculated grade is MS-64, followed by MS-63.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-68's (one of which is pictured above), 2 MS-66 Prooflikes, and 7 MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Proofs of this date are slightly scarcer than the mintage might indicate, but not enough to create a premium.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are a single PR-68 and a single PRCA-66 Proof Cameo.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 

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