1881-S $1 MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 13695320
PCGS#: 7130

Owner's Comments

Considered by some enthusiasts to be the ultimate finest toned Morgan known to the collecting community, this paradigm of perfection features rich vibrant banded rainbow toning over essentially flawless and highly lustrous surfaces. This coin was the favorite centerpiece of longtime collector extraordinaire Ron Sirna, whose love of beautifully toned coins led him to found the Toned Coin Collectors Society. The "Sirna Moose" starred solo in full-page color ad campaign by ANACS (whien the coin was in an ANACS MS68 holder), and is also the centerpiece of a beautiful poster created by Ron for the Toned Coin Collectors Society. Although the 1881-S is arguably the most common date in the series both generally and with color, this specimen sits at the pinnacle of the many surviving examples, and is a highlight of The Sunnywood Collection.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: George T. Morgan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 12,760,000 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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60
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2
33
13
6
29
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8
29
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10
29
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12
29
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15
29
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20
29
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25
29
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35
29
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45+
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53+
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55+
37
58+
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62+
53
15

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,200,000 R-1.0 94 / 117 TIE 94 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 600,000 R-1.5 110 / 117 110 / 117
65 or Better 225,000 R-1.8 113 / 117 TIE 113 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS69 PCGS grade

Arno Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4957, $28,750

1 MS69 PCGS grade  

Jack Lee - Sanderson Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4956, $48,875

3 MS68+ PCGS grade
3 MS68+ PCGS grade  
5 MS68 PCGS grade