Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 657,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.38 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
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1888 S S$1 MS obverse 1888 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1888-S is one of the important condition rarities with the series. Most of this date that were retained by the Treasury were released long before the massive vault clearing event of the 1960s, and by that time few remained. A few bags were also included in the famous Redfield Hoard of the 1970s, but nearly all of those were lower quality.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

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1888 S S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 90.00 110 160 180 190 205 215 230 260 335 425 535 1000 2900 9500 29500 - - -
$ 200 210 225 255 285 360 450 610 1375 4250 17250 - -
1888 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 385 485 650 1350 5250 21500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 525 785 1875 6000 - - -
1888 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 475 600 1100 3400 22000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 675 1350 4150 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5007
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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6/7/1997 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1997 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #172, 172/Lot# 469 $143.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 3110 $690.00
7/23/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2398, 2398/Lot# 1834 $313.60
12/12/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 210123/Lot# 24950 $149.50
1/6/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 733, 742/Lot# 177 $475.00
6/29/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 200728 $162.80
7/11/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6552 $238.53
6/14/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131525/Lot# 27618 $188.00
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1222/Lot# 4252 $3,250.05


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28829535747152955858861865968672775487499011521735303854788411102262711050046
29031539549053856859863166869973679491210441346216938516455901615854347550
0000005986316686997367949121044134621693851645590161585400
0000006086456777137458349511098154026034664743396212148200
1888 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base314320386507568597631661705733776838941111013332001360572518710105715116059015
31634242652757760864167571474779687299711841555253548207737933024100537780
0000006416757147477968729971184155525354820773793302410000
00000065169072376181790610531258177830706035822399503763000
1888 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34835442655862265569072377080084693310661206164929506694599822125516865901582856
35037847057963366670173878081587597711121353208241986694113733197854129669620
0000007017387808158759771112135320824198669411373319785412900
00000071275479083090410211159150125165446669416749418325657200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3851
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3038
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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