History, Information, and Value of 1901 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1901-S Morgan Silver Dollar
The 1901-S Morgan Silver Dollar is the most elusive San Francisco Mint dollar since 1896, though not as rare. Striking varies from poor to quite good. Weak pieces often show parallel planchet striations from the drawing bench process, often on the face of Miss Liberty. Coins struck from the new hub reverse are usually struck better than those from the old hub. The luster is usually satisfactory. No proofs were produced.
A Good Hunt for a Beginning Collector: Available to an extent in EF and AU, though one must search for a pleasing example at these levels.
Easy UNCs to Find and Buy: From the 1920s and then again in the 1950s bag quantities of the date were available, though these have long since been absorbed by the collecting community. MS-63 and 64 coins are available but should be selected for a crisp strike and good luster-not all Mint State 1901-S dollars come this way so search and select carefully. Gems are highly elusive and command substantial premiums at MS-65 or finer; we like MS-64 coins with eye appeal.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1901.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar; S.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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