Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,771,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.28 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1887 S S$1 MS obverse 1887 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It seems that a sizeable number of 1887-S dollars were released into circulation shortly after striking. The remainder of the mintage stayed in storage in the mint until the early 1940s, at which time they began to be paid out at face value. As a result, auction results were impressively high for this issue in the early years of the 20th century. Bowers relates that an Uncirculated '87-S was sold at auction for $12.50 in 1914. Like many of the other S-mint issues from the mid and late 1880s, the 1887-S is plentiful in the lower grades of Uncirculated, but very rare in Gem and better grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1887 S S$1 MS
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Base $ 29.00 35.00 36.00 38.00 45.00 45.00 53.00 56.00 63.00 78.00 125 155 185 300 740 2700 9400 32500 - - -
$ 50.00 58.00 62.00 70.00 90.00 140 175 250 435 1500 4100 15000 - -
1887 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 110 120 140 175 255 565 1900 3850 - - - - -
$ - - - 120 130 165 205 375 800 2800 5500 - - -
1887 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 225 325 500 2000 8500 32000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 265 425 800 2800 11000 37500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6300
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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12/22/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1008, 1008/Lot# 1833 $103.55
9/23/1998 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #191, 191/Lot# 663 $308.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1051 $115.00
2/21/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210031, 210031/Lot# 20466 $632.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2707 $488.75
3/17/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 8899 $253.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1106 $1,872.00
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 262 $275.00
1/19/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165070 $249.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311591591671901941982092342923955025978201404275450069094108942655149431
1251401591611741911952012172533264305336711014185435046368969416113341770
000000195201217253326430533671101418543504636896941611300
0000001962052252723604665657451209230442557731102942133200
1887 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514317517518320921221622736038442357576412712483359451587431110472940354647
1371531751771912102132192713683974736389331675285341155915863617165378170
000000213219271368397473638933167528534115591586361716500
0000002142233153764105247011102207932234636667398412328400
1887 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982052342372412552853515757641193244548108372111047158264373781434
157174198200214235238245265307425638907161032335997837236831264025129563020
00000023824526530742563890716103233599783723683126402512900
000000239250275329500701105020274021718483727365142333443300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1404
Owner: Bomber71086
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1404
Owner: C Gibbs
 
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