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Obverse of 1891 Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1891 Morgan Silver Dollar


1891 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7204, 7205, 97205, 7326

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,693,556
Proofs: 650

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)
 

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

From Superior Stamp and Coin's 2000 ANA Midwinter Sale

Recent appearances:
ICG Proof-67 Deep Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 552, illustrated, sold for $18,975.00

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 997, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3057, sold for $5,290.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8496, illustrated, not sold

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 134, plated, sold for $3,450.00  Ex Federal Brand's sale of June 1, 1964, lot 348

Brilliant Proof, definite claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1201, "Fully Brilliant and Mirror-like", plated, sold for $1,380.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3674, illustrated, sold for $3,795.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6526, plated, sold for $5,635.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 998, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2126, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8378, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8379, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 381, unsold

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 382, unsold

PCGS MS-64. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6524, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6525, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 346, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 999, not illustrated, sold for $195.00

Notes:
The 1891 Morgan Silver Dollar is scarce in Uncirculated condition and rare as a Gem. Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are rare; as of July 2000, none of either had been graded in MS-65 condition by PCGS.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-62 and MS-64 in that order.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a single MS-67, 11 MS-64 Prooflikes, and 14 MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Proof 1891 Morgan Dollars were sold by the Mint as part of six-piece sets consisting of the silver and minor coins in Proof (individual coins were not sold separately).  Today, Proofs are considered "money" coins (they are scarce, but available for a price).  The finest Proof examples of the date certified by PCGS are 5 PR-67s and a single PRCA-68 Proof Cameo.

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

"An Index of the Coins & Medals of The Cabinet of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia" by R.A. McClure, Curator, 1891

 
 

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