Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 833
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.93 (5/27/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 S$1 PF obverse 1888 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Q. David Bowers offers some interesting commentary about this issue in his Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, noting: "Low contrast. About this time the Mint became sloppy in the making of Proofs ... Proofs of the era beginning about now are not on a visual par with those earlier in the decade. Be picky, picky, picky, and perhaps [emphasis his] you will find a nice one!"

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/22/2014

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1888 S$1 PF
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1888 S$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2550 3650 5200 8650 19550 31000 - - -
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1888 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 189
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/22/2003 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1741, 1741/Lot# 1346 $6,820.00
6/4/2009 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 381, 387/Lot# 5848 $2,645.00
1/3/2011 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1017 $6,298.55
6/19/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131126/Lot# 24348 $3,450.00
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2641 $5,060.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1175/Lot# 5049 $4,993.75
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4405 $24,675.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1225126413031343138314261469151315581658179920482179254030683583441750936324668272849410
1238127713161356139714401484152815911705188220922299271632403861464255036443688379930
0000001484152815911705188220922299271632403861464255036443688300
0000001498154316251752196521352420289234114139486859146563708300
1888 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base835930103111411260138715231670182619942173236325662781330338004853676080588485920211716
867964106811811302143215721722188220542236243126382955346941515489719382008724100400
0000001572172218822054223624312638295534694151548971938200872400
0000001621177419382113230024982709312936344502612476258343896300
1888 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4962507051805292540655215638575758786001612562526666709975548029852690469588100741088713723
499851075217533054445560567857975919604261676390681072517712819586999227975010345118320
00000056785797591960426167639068107251771281958699922797501034500
00000057175838596060846210652869557402787183608873940799121061600
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Grade: PF 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 9912
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 9750
Owner: Benchmark Ventures LP
 
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