1904 $1, PL MS65PL Certification #34464565, PCGS #7291

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1904 Morgan Dollar presents a real challenge for the collector because of the general poor quality of the coins from this year.  This defect has been known for decades (for example, in 1992, Dollar expert Dean Howe wrote: "...the 1904-P is among the worst coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint.  Most 1904-P dollars have a subdued gray luster that is often dull and unattractive...").  Certainly, there are plenty of Mint State examples to go around (PCGS alone had certified over 4,000 Mint State 1904 Dollars as of April 2012).  However, the real challenge is to find a nice-looking one.

Because of the poor quality of coins from this year, it should come as no surprise that Prooflike 1904 Dollars are very scarce.  Even more rare are the Deep Mirror Prooflike versions, all of which are tremendous condition rarities.

The finest 1904 Dollars certified by PCGS (as of April 2012) include 15 PCGS MS66s, 1 PCGS MS65PL, and 1 PCGS MS65DMPL.

PCGS #
7291
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
2788000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
31
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 81 R-8.1 21 / 117 TIE 21 / 117 TIE
All Grades 81 R-8.1 21 / 117 TIE 21 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 117 TIE 3 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 81
All Grades 81
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-8.1
All Grades R-8.1
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 21 / 117 TIE
All Grades 21 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 117 TIE
All Grades 21 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 117 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65PL PCGS grade MS65PL PCGS grade
2 MS64PL PCGS grade MS64PL PCGS grade
2 MS64PL PCGS grade
2 MS64PL PCGS grade
2 MS64PL PCGS grade
MS65PL PCGS grade #1 MS65PL PCGS grade
MS64PL PCGS grade #2 MS64PL PCGS grade
#2 MS64PL PCGS grade
#2 MS64PL PCGS grade
#2 MS64PL PCGS grade