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Obverse of 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar


1893-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7226, 7227

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 100,000
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

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's and a single MS-62 Prooflike.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6567, plated, sold for $47,150.00   Ex: 1999 June Long Beach Sale (Heritage, 6/99), lot 6291, where it realized $69,000; 2000 June Long Beach Sale (Heritage, 6/00), lot 5622, where it brought $52,900.  From the holdings of Andy Hansen

MS-60 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1819, sold for $11,500.00

IGC AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8411, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6362, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1827, sold for $11,500.00

AU-53, lightly cleaned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3702, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

"About Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003:639, $11,500.00

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3076, sold for $13,225.00

"AU-50".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3077, sold for $6,900.00

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 512, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

PGCS EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3078, sold for $6,900.00

EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5820, plated, sold for $4,370.00

EF-45 Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5821, plated, sold for $4,370.00

EF-45, cleaned at one time.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3703, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

ANACS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1828, sold for $4,600.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1829, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6566, plated, sold for $5,060.00

ANACS Cleaned AU Details Net EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6361, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6360, illustrated, sold for $3,047.50

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1575, sold for $3,910.00

EF-40 Tooled Brushed.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6974, not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

EF-40 Old Cleaning.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5818, plated, sold for $3,335.00

EF-40 Polished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5819, plated, sold for $4,025.00

ANACS Net EF-40, AU-Details, Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8410, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

Very Fine/EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 752, sold for $1,725.00

Choice Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 550, plated, sold for $2,070.00

ANACS VF 30.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3704, illustrated, not sold

VF-30 Whizzed.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6973, not illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

VF-30 Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6972, not illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

NGC VF-25.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6359, not illustrated, sold for $2,213.75

NGC VF-25.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3705, illustrated, not sold

VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1011, illustrated, sold for $1,438.00

ANACS VF-20.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3706, illustrated, not sold

Net VF-20, sharpness of EF-40, Rev. Mount removed.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1134, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

Choice Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 751, sold for $2,990.00

Choice Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1399, plated, sold for $2,530.00

Fine-15.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 533, sold for $1,035.00

Fine-12.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5817, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

VG-10.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 117, not illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

VG-8.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6971, not illustrated, sold for $1,063.75

VG-8 Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6970, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

VG-8 Cleaned Rim Damage.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6969, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

VG-8.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 390, sold for $1,322.50

Good-6 Damaged Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6968, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

Good-4.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6967, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

Good-4.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 534, sold for $632.50

Good-4.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2149, illustrated, sold for $891.00

ANACS About Good 3.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3710, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

AG-3.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 535, sold for $747.50


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