Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,183,833
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.08 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 S$1 MS obverse 1888 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Among Philadelphia issues, the 1888 ranks among those with the most inconsistent striking characteristics. As Q. David Bowers writes in his Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, "The 1888 rates as a common date in the Morgan series, although the quality of individual specimens can vary dramatically. Extended die use caused granularity and metal flow lines on some. On the other hand, more than just a few 1888 dollars are attractive and prooflike."

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1888 S$1 MS
1888 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 68.00 82.00 170 200 775 2550 - - - -
$ - - - - - 66.00 77.00 95.00 200 250 1100 3500 - -
1888 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 67.00 78.00 110 350 525 2450 9500 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - 75.00 88.00 200 450 725 4250 11500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44285
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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11/13/2004 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #64113, 64113/Lot# 23193 $450.80
9/26/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210101, 210101/Lot# 21148 $126.50
10/9/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131142/Lot# 26292 $149.50
2/12/2012 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3223, 3223/Lot# 2037 $55.00
5/20/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/20/2012, 23/Lot# 51783 $57.20
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1143 $152.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Deep Prooflike Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 862 $380.65
2/22/2013 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7607 $45.83
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 291 $120.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1311351391391431471551671711751792012162302723668201357488861181011418984
132136139140144149159168172176186206220244303517999253452987450130700
00000015916817217618620622024430351799925345298745000
000000163169173177193211225258334668117837115708878200
1888 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914315115916717518619420521222323426829847157715372631509363551049419587
1401451531611691781881972072152262452783555068971901345155137734135250
000000188197207215226245278355506897190134515513773400
0000001912012092192302562884135411217226642725934911400
1888 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143151159167175186194201212223234244282336908117327865145725182951089720723
14515316116917818819620421522623725630052699617103572584775999162141720
0000001962042152262372563005269961710357258477599916200
000000198208219230240269318717108422484358654979471002900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2534
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 1710
Owner: jher0303
 
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