1896 Morgan Silver Dollar Value
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS68 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $18,213 (MS66+)
Image: USA CoinBook
The 1896 Morgan dollar is among the most commonly available Morgan dollars in the entire history of the coin. Over a million are thought to survive today. This is even after untold numbers were melted in 1918 under the Pittman Act, and in the 1970s for their silver content.
PCGS estimates the number of existing Mint State 1896 Morgan dollars to total around 230,000 coins. Of those, fully 15,000 are MS65 or above.
The Value of an 1896 Morgan Dollar
Circulated 1896 Morgan dollars are very easily found. Floods of them were released from the mid-1950s through the early 1960s. Mint State grades are exceedingly common in all grades up to MS64. Even high-grade Mint State condition, the 1896 Morgan is readily available.
The 1896 Morgan dollar generally has a good strike. Luster will vary widely in attractiveness. Since this is one of the most common Morgan dollars, a coin with nice eye appeal is always available with a little searching.
1896 Morgan Dollar Price Guide
|Very Fine 25||Extremely Fine 45||About Uncirculated 55|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS66+)|
The information on this page does not constitute an offer to buy or sell the coin(s) referred to. Statistics are for Mint State coins only. Proof and prooflike examples of this issue may have greater or lesser "finest known" and different record auction prices.