1895 $1 (Proof)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

PCGS #:
7330
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
880
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 23 / 30 TIE 23 / 30 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 17 / 30 TIE 17 / 30 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 5 / 30 TIE 5 / 30 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 225
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-6.7
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 30 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 30 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 30 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 30 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 30 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 30 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
7 PR67 estimated grade
7 PR67 estimated grade
7 PR67 estimated grade
10 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#7 PR67 estimated grade
#7 PR67 estimated grade
#7 PR67 estimated grade
#10 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Called the "King of Morgan Dollars", the 1895 is one of the most desirable and sought-after dates in the series. Although Mint records indicate a mintage of 12,000 circulation strikes, experts believe that only 880 Proofs were made in 1895. The existence of several circulated examples confuses the issue, but those are believed to have been Proofs that were spent inadvertently. Ownership of this popular rarity is the true measure of completeness for a collection of Morgan Dollars - the 1895 Proof is the only real "stopper" in the series.

Presumably, Proofs can be told apart from potential circulation strikes by the number of edge "reeds" (the raised "bumps" on the edge of the coin). Proofs will have 179 "reeds", whereas circulation strikes will have some other number.

PCGS has graded more Proofs of this date than any other, although the number may be inflated due to re-submissions. A surprising percentage of the coins examined by PCGS have been "spent" Proofs - 87 coins have been certified below Proof-60 (as of June 23, 2010), including one in Proof-06!