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1896-S Morgan Silver Dollar Obverse      1896-S Morgan Silver Dollar Reverse


1896-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7244, 7245

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,000,000
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 Heritage Numismatic Auctions

PCGS MS-64

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-67 Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6593, illustrated, unsold From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6592, illustrated, sold for $9,487.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 374, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1144, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6369, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3727, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Net MS-60, sharpness of MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 549 sold for $747.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 762 @$1,035.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 550 sold for $517.50

AU-58 Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7013, not illustrated, sold for $448.50

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5837, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2172, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are a single MS-69 and a single MS-65 Prooflike.

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