Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,963,886
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.53 (9/30/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1886 S$1 MS obverse 1886 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

David Bowers (1993) writes that quantities of 1886 dollars were released by the Treasury in the early 1950s and early 1960s. These releases, along with the high original mintage of nearly 20 million pieces, has made the 1886 one of the most common of all Morgan dollars. It is readily available in all grades through MS65, indeed, tens of thousands of 1886 dollars have been certified by NGC and PCGS in grades MS60 through MS65. Even Premium Gems are obtainable with relatively little problem, but MS67 specimens become more challenging. The issue becomes an important condition rarity in MS68, as is apparent from the population data.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1886 S$1 MS
1886 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 57.00 68.00 78.00 135 175 325 1250 - - - -
$ - - - - - 65.00 75.00 90.00 155 300 585 1625 - -
1886 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 70.00 90.00 135 220 465 1250 6000 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - 80.00 110 165 365 550 2000 7000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 122978
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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9/30/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131439/Lot# 29358
9/30/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131439/Lot# 29357
9/30/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131439/Lot# 29929
10/13/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8418
10/13/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8417


Auction Prices Realized

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10/31/2004 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1955, 1955/Lot# 1720 $41.00
10/11/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25103, 25103/Lot# 13605 $115.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1780 $414.00
7/15/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2394, 2394/Lot# 2183 $95.20
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 45881 $84.70
8/25/2013 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 766, 775/Lot# 5261 $48.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6500 $164.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13113513914314314714714715115516319420922327233956390820483525602011224
13213614014314414714714815215717319921323929441367812882540435677540
00000014714815215717319921323929441367812882540435600
00000014714915316018320421825531648879316683032518800
1886 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351431511551671751831902012092202302512754715638472124608992341542429115
13714515215916917718519320321222323725934050165712723445713711297199870
0000001851932032122232372593405016571272344571371129700
0000001871972062162262442674055327521698476781851336000
1886 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471551631711791861982052162272372483043666201159186537309234134462266742921
1491571651731811902002082192302402663244507991394248655641063816519294180
000000200208219230240266324450799139424865564106381651900
000000202212223233244285345535979162931087399120421959300
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4356
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 3730
Owner: Ramundo
 
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