1884-S $1 MS64 Certification #28286086, PCGS #7156

Expert Comments

David Hall

The incredible MS68 coin surfaced at a Mid-West coin show in the 1980's. Dealer Chuck Walanka asked me if I wanted to see two special coins and then he proceeded to show me the 1884-S later graded by PCGS MS68 and the 1896-S later graded by PCGS MS69!!!!! Needless to say, I was virtually speechless. I bought the coins for what was a big price at the time...I think I paid him $40,000 for the pair. I sold both coins to collector George Bodway. Later, Jack Lee bought the Bodway collection intact, combining the two best Morgan dollar collections of the time into one. Jack continued to upgrade his set, building the greatest Morgan dollar set of all-time.

Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3200000
Weight
26.73 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
9609
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 199980 R-1.9 33 / 117 TIE 33 / 117 TIE
All Grades 1980 R-4.6 8 / 117 8 / 117
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 2 / 117 TIE 2 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Chuck Walanka - David Hall - George Bodway Collection - Jack Lee Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Kenny Duncan, sold privately - Jack Lee Collection - Ralph & Lois Stone Collection - Sotheby's 5/2018:71, $735,000

3 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Sanderson Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4971, $149,500

5 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

R. Dier - Gold River Collection (PCGS Set Registry)