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1891-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7210, 7211, 97211
 
Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,296,000
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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 350, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65 PL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 516 sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6340, not illustrated, sold for $1,052.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6341, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6342, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6343, not illustrated, sold for $833.75

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6536, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS MS-64 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6537, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

SEGS MS-63 DMPL.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1000, not illustrated, sold for $402.00

NGC MS-64, Deep Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3683, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1118, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1824 @$172.00

Notes:
The 1891-S Morgan Silver Dollar is easily obtained in all grades including Gem.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are scarce; both become rare in Gem condition.  The most frequently seen Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-64 and MS-62, in that order.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are 7 MS-67's, a single MS-66 Prooflike, and 4 MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

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