Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,963,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.91 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1886 $1 MS obverse 1886 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of the 1886-P Morgan dollar is just under 20 million coins. While some were released at the time of striking, many survived untouched in original mint bags until the mid 20th century. Due to this, the 1886-P Morgan dollar is one of the most common in uncirculated grades today. In fact, NGC has graded nearly a thousand examples in MS67! (10/2016)

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1886 $1 MS
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Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 140 300 1200 20000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 100.00 220 550 3000 -
1886 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 320 1150 5000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 125 170 260 610 2100 - -
1886 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 170 265 475 950 4350 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 365 585 1600 7750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 144656
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1886 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-111312135019050516711378004447995911222827527892729--143066
---------1--434380554351152492--1527
-------------119532241107293--932
--------------13662---18
Total-1-1113121350191505167114180394519960201234255543100734--145543
 -0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %6 %31 %41 %16 %4 %1 %0 %-- 
1886 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2334134403325106201---1028
--------------2952----18
--------------34-1----8
-----------------------
Total----------2334134408338111231---1054
 ----------0 %0 %3 %13 %39 %32 %11 %2 %0 %--- 
1886 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------174821422060111---562
--------------4532----14
--------------23------5
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Total-----------174822022863131---581
 -----------0 %1 %8 %38 %39 %11 %2 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1777 $575.00
10/23/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 8201 $80.50
12/28/2009 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 440, 446/Lot# 497 $897.00
9/16/2013 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3448, 3448/Lot# 2170 $260.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 143411 $82.50
7/4/2014 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21447 $984.65
9/14/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131438/Lot# 27285 $99.88
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(5), 1251/Lot# 6368 $3,995.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $1 MS Prooflike
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Base1351431511551671751831902012092202302512754715638472124608992341542429115
13714515215916917718519320321222323725934050165712723445713711297199870
0000001851932032122232372593405016571272344571371129700
0000001871972062162262442674055327521698476781851336000
1886 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471551631711791861982052162272372483043666201159186537309234134462266742921
1491571651731811902002082192302402663244507991394248655641063816519294180
000000200208219230240266324450799139424865564106381651900
000000202212223233244285345535979162931087399120421959300
1886 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13113513914314314714714715115516319420922327233956390820483525602011224
13213614014314414714714815215717319921323929441367812882540435677540
00000014714815215717319921323929441367812882540435600
00000014714915316018320421825531648879316683032518800
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2203
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 743
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 608
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 487
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 452
US Type Set, 1792-1964 317
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 301
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 194
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 144
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 128
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 107
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 64
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 59
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 57
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 53
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 50
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 38
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 37
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 30
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 27
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 26
1886 Mint Set 22
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 21
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 11
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4356
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 3730
Owner: Ramundo
 
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