1903-S $1 Micro S AU50 Certification #21747093, PCGS #7306

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1903-S Micro S Silver Dollar is a variety (VAM-2) with an undersized mintmark, similar in size to the mintmark on a Quarter Dollar.  Most likely, the engraver picked up the wrong punch, stamped the mintmark into the die, and missed the error.

The 1903-S Micro S Silver Dollar is popular with collectors and it can be found with relative ease.  PCGS reports (as of September 2011) a population in excess of 350 pieces, but PCGS has not certified even a single Mint State example since 1986.  The finest examples collectors can hope to find are a pair of PCGS AU-58s. 

PCGS #
7306
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
1241000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
16
Pop Lower
428
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 2 / 117 TIE 2 / 117 TIE
All Grades 10 R-9.5 1 / 117 TIE 1 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 117
65 or Better 5000
All Grades 10
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-4.0
All Grades R-9.5
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 2 / 117 TIE
All Grades 1 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 117
65 or Better 2 / 117 TIE
All Grades 1 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 117

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5504, $76,375

2 MS62 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 estimated grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5504, $76,375

#2 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 estimated grade