Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,726,811
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.99 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 S$1 MS obverse 1889 S$1 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

In 1889 the Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, and San Francisco Mints were producing Morgan dollars, with subsidiary silver coins largely ignored. At the four mints, nearly 35 million silver dollars were coined, and more than 33 million of those were struck in Philadelphia and New Orleans. With 21,726,000 struck, the 1889 Philadelphia Mint dollar had the highest annual production of any issue in the entire series from 1878 to 1921. Only the 1922 and 1923 Peace dollars had higher mintages among all silver dollars coined from 1794 to 1935. To understand the size of the 1889 Morgan dollar mintage, consider that all the mints, working together, only produced a little over 20 million silver dollars in total from 1794 to 1875.

Despite the immense mintage, this issue becomes very rare above the MS66 level.

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1889 S$1 MS
1889 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 68.00 78.00 160 235 1150 3175 - - - -
$ - - - - - 66.00 77.00 87.00 230 315 1600 5000 - -
1889 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 67.00 78.00 145 275 875 3350 17250 - - - -
$ - - - - - 75.00 88.00 175 485 1250 5250 20000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 42196
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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4/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA Online Session #403, 403/Lot# 8268 $230.00
3/13/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27033, 27033/Lot# 13419 $69.00
4/2/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 567 $575.00
5/2/2010 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2846, 2846/Lot# 2805 $44.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1680 $264.50
6/10/2012 NGC MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 53438 $75.90
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2641 $211.50
6/29/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 144418 $50.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311591591631631671671751791792012162302983548652033547883721164421896
1251401591601631641671691761791862062202523165241254318164429462150610
000000167169176179186206220252316524125431816442946200
0000001671721771791932112252753356941643432974071055300
1889 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514317517517917918318319019419423426229851574520093052569686701202422501
13715317517617918018318519119420724327437059111662356393366879788155160
0000001831851911942072432743705911166235639336687978800
00000018318719219422025228644266815872704481476781090600
1889 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163198198201201205205216220588798925127122813697859110550562576872020037779
1571741981992012022052082173426588401040160727535328924410550631211858260590
000000205208217342658840104016072753532892441055063121185800
000000205212218465728882115519443225695998971055069991602900
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Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 3697
Owner: Jacek B.
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3181
Owner: CT's COINS
 
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