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Obverse of 1892-S Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1892-S Morgan Silver Dollar


1892-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7218, 7219, 97219

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,200,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) below the center of the wreath on the reverse
 

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6553, plated, sold for $115,000.00  Ex: J. Colvin Randall, March 1894; to J. M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Clapp estate, 1942; to Louis Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/97), lot 2290; the coin realized $132,000 in that sale.  From the holdings of Andy Hansen

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6552, plated, unsold From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8399, illustrated, sold for $59,800.00 Ex: Naples II

NGC MS-62.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 553, illustrated, sold for $32,200.00

MS-61 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1808, sold for $10,580.00 "to the book"

MS-60.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1809, sold for $8,855.00 "to the book"

MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3690, not illustrated, not sold

MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 384, unsold

SEGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1005, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-58.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1810, sold for $2,300.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8398, illustrated, sold for $5,577.50

ANACS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6550, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6551, not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3691, illustrated, sold for $1,552.50

ANACS AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8397, "VAM-2 Doubled Date", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1572, sold for $1,035.00

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6549, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 357, illustrated, sold for $977.50

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5805, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

AU-50, Polished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5806, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

EF/AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 745, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6351, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

ANACS EF-40.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8396, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1397, not plated, sold for $207.00

Notes:
A very rare date in Mint State, despite a nice, high mintage of over 1,000,000 coins.  Apparently, most of these were melted, as none have appeared in any of the hoards that came onto the market in the past decades.  In Mint State, the 1892-S is one of the great rarities of the series, but some surprisingly nice examples exist.  As rare as this date is in Uncirculated condition, you can just about forget finding one in Prooflike or Deep Mirror Prooflike condition (PCGS has graded only 5 Prooflikes and only a single MS-61 DMPL)!  The finest examples graded by PCGS are a single MS-68(!), 3 MS-63 Prooflikes, and the afore-mentioned MS-61 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

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

 
 

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