Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Register
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

1892-S Silver Dollar
Select Uncirculated Example
Notable Condition Rarity, Seldom Available

1892-S $1 MS63 NGC. A check of auction records going back a dozen years reveals remarkably few sales of this key date in Select Uncirculated or finer conditions. Oddly, it is more unusual to see a coin offered at the MS63 level (such as the present coin) than it is at higher Mint State 64 or 65 grades. David Bowers noted the same anomaly when writing his 1993 Encyclopedia, with higher-grade coins appearing more frequently seen than their mid-grade, Uncirculated counterparts. He suggested only 25 to 50 coins exist in Select Uncirculated condition, an estimate that seems accurate (or even a bit overstated) based on today's population reports. Given the large price differences between grades, it is a trend worth noting when assembling a Select-or-better set.

Apparently, almost all 1892-S dollars entered circulation shortly after production, and today the mintage is most often represented by coins in circulated grades. Almost no Uncirculated examples emerged from the final Treasury releases or GSA sales, and sliders were widely sold as Uncirculated coins before third-party grading evolved to help put an end to the practice. For many years, the 1892-S had a "bad reputation" of being overgraded and overvalued. The irony is those price levels seem unbelievably generous in today's market.

This untoned, silver-white example is wonderfully unabraded for the grade, with exceptional smoothness to the fields and Liberty's cheek. Soft, satiny luster is abundant over the semiprooflike surfaces. A touch of weakness over the ear does not detract from the otherwise-bold devices. Census: 7 in 63, 12 finer (3/14).
From the M L Moser Collection, #1 NGC Morgan Dollar Registry Set.(Registry values: P8, N7079) (NGC ID# 255P, PCGS# 7218)


View all of [The M L Moser Collection, #1 NGC Morgan Dollar Registry Set ]

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
April, 2014
23rd-27th Wednesday-Sunday
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 10
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 1,114

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 36 days left to consign to the 2016 April 27 - May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

Learn about consigning with us

I think your auction is the best one I have ever participated in. It is well done!
R.M. ,
Ft. Collins, OH
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED SO FAR $7,382,046
2016 January 12 - 13 World Coins - Dallas
2016 January 12 - 13 World Coins - Dallas
REALIZED $1,973,394
2016 January 7 - 11 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
2016 January 7 - 11 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
REALIZED $778,415

© 2016 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved