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SERIES: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1903-S $1 Micro S (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU58

MINTMARK COMPARISON

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
7306
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,241,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$76,375 • PCGS MS62 • 4-26-2015 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 2 / 117 TIE 2 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 1 / 117 TIE 1 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 117
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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  
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade  
6 AU55 PCGS grade  

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.