Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,802,590
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.14 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 S$1 MS obverse 1890 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Passed on July 14, 1890, the Sherman Silver Purchase Act required the federal government to purchase 4.5 million ounces of silver every month. A further blessing for western mine owners, the Sherman Silver Purchase Act supplanted the Bland-Allison Act as the authorizing legislation for the Morgan dollar. The P-mint delivery of this year amounted to more than 16 million coins, but this issue is anything but common at the Gem level of preservation. Bowers (1993) opines that only 400-800 of extant 1890 silver dollars grade MS 65 or finer, but the population figures indicate that the number of Gem survivors is substantially lower.

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Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1890 S$1 MS
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Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 38.00 40.00 41.00 42.00 43.00 50.00 54.00 60.00 78.00 170 2000 16500 - - - -
$ 42.00 45.00 46.00 48.00 49.00 56.00 60.00 67.00 87.00 215 4400 29000 - -
1890 S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 90.00 160 240 675 2900 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 70.00 125 190 300 1750 5000 - - -
1890 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 130 275 535 2400 21500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 85.00 165 435 1300 4000 30000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15989
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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3/23/2008 NGC MS 64   Deep Prooflike Teletrade Auction 2506, 2506/Lot# 1866 $2,688.00
4/28/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 8923 $126.50
5/10/2010 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 478, 484/Lot# 451 $1,668.65
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1111 $1,521.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 868 $103.50
11/11/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131247/Lot# 20831 $141.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2647 $1,527.50
3/23/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 144427 $51.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313115915916316316316716717517920121623029853424266238600791972082039223
125140159160163163164167169176186206220252376116436966238707013071269540
00000016416716917618620622025237611643696623870701307100
00000016516717217719321122527545517954967623881331694500
1890 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351431751751791791791831831901942342624876481271328164787431110472777952186
137153175176179179180183185191207243337540855194143466795863616624359140
00000018018318519120724333754085519414346679586361662400
000000181183187192220252412594106326115412711398412220100
1890 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982012012012052052162202443176801239261469821022611047158263987975068
157174198199201201202205208217228268438866169740708063104991264023843516080
00000020220520821722826843886616974070806310499126402384300
000000203205212218236292559105221555526914410773142333186100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3696
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3696
Owner: Epper Pepper
 
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