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1883-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7148, 7149, 97149

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,250,000
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) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.

ex - the January 2000 "FUN" Sale, Lot 7078, NGC MS-67, unsold

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6441, plated, sold for $16,100.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6442, plated, sold for $15,525.00 From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 311, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6286, illustrated, not sold

SEGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 332, sold for $920.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6440, plated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 955, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

ICG MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 956, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 312, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 99, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1082, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3625, illustrated, not sold

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5633, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8284, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8285, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

MS-63, Artificial Toning.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5776, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3626, not illustrated, sold for $488.75

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6285, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6889, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6888, not illustrated, sold for $488.75

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 462, sold for $575.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 463, sold for $483.00

ANACS MS-61.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3627, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6887, not illustrated, sold for $310.50

MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5775, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 957, not illustrated, sold for $431.00

MS-60 plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2055, not illustrated, sold for $379.00

MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5774, not illustrated, sold for $333.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 695, sold for $276.00

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2056, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2057, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1805, sold for $103.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2059, not illustrated, sold for $132.00

Notes:
The 1883-S Morgan Silver Dollar is rather scarce in Mint State, and in Gem condition it is extremely rare.  Any Prooflike example of this date is a real prize and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are of the highest rarity.  The most common Uncirculated grade is MS-62, followed closely by MS-63.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are a single MS-67, a single MS-67 Prooflike, and a single MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

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