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1893 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7220, 7221, 97221, 7328

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 378,000
Proofs: 792

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the center of the wreath on the reverse

Notes:
The 1893 Silver Dollar has a mintage almost half that of the 1893-CC, yet in Mint State, the 1893 is actually more common than the 1893-CC.  Most of the Uncirculated examples seen of this date are in MS-63 or MS-64 condition, and Gems become quite scarce.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are incredibly rare.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's, a single MS-60 Prooflike, and a single MS-62 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

Like most Morgan Silver Dollar Proofs, Gem and better examples are hard to find.  However, if you're looking for the very best quality, this is the date for you.  PCGS has graded only one PR-69 Morgan Dollar of any date and it was an 1893! The finest Proof Cameo example is a single PRCA-67 and the finest Proof Deep Cameos are 3 PRDC-67s.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7423, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3070, sold for $6,325.00

PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3692, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6676, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

Choice Brilliant Proof, spectacularly toned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1203, plated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3071, sold for $5,175.00

PCGS MS-65.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1813, sold for $4,370.00 "to the book"

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6555, plated, sold for $6,037.50  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6556, plated, sold for $4,945.00  From the holdings of Andy Hansen

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 358, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3693, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6354, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1007, illustrated, sold for $977.00

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 385, unsold

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 386, sold for $2,185.00

MS-64 PVC.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6956, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6955, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6353, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6352, not illustrated, sold for $833.75

MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3694, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3695, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1573, sold for $603.75

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 524, sold for $552.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6554, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1128, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Brilliant Choice Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 746, sold for $747.50

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 525, sold for $552.00

MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5809, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1129, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8401, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1398, not plated, sold for $207.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2142, not illustrated, sold for $241.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 747, sold for $207.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 170, not plated, sold for $184.00

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1008, not illustrated, sold for $144.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2143, not illustrated, sold for $121.00

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