Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,290,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.65 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 $1 MS obverse 1887 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 20 million Morgan dollars in 1887. This date is among the most common in high grade, including Prooflike and Deep Prooflike examples.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1887 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 40.00 42.00 44.50 46.00 47.50 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 140 260 1750 23000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 100.00 200 490 5300 -
1887 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 315 850 4950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 125 170 230 395 1300 - -
1887 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 170 265 390 725 2500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 300 500 1300 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 209368
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, 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: 10/22/2019 1887 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base123428262421318527716710241150269315898862933743434355--206516
-----------2259685582040582131--2299
-------------21772433210316---1194
--------------510321---21
Total123428262421318527716910491160070192914403007745304656--210030
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %6 %33 %44 %14 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1887 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2315162608725338606---1919
---------------41-1---6
--------------695-----20
-----------------------
Total----------2315162614738344607---1945
 ----------0 %0 %1 %8 %32 %38 %18 %3 %0 %--- 
1887 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-106427944312016----933
--------------1--1----2
--------------111-----3
-----------------------
Total----------1-106428144412117----938
 ----------0 %-1 %7 %30 %47 %13 %2 %---- 

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10/23/2019 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131943/Lot# 28046


Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/1996 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 7619 $209.00
1/8/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2310, 2310/Lot# 1509 $156.80
5/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 472 $195.50
2/4/2010 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 451, 457/Lot# 9485 $891.25
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 861 $391.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6525 $135.13
8/31/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 181316 $75.00
8/31/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 173480 $320.00
2/6/2018 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131807/Lot# 23929 $89.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143151155167175183190201209220230255272437541820148340837917859811294
137145152159169177185193203212223238260327471634104123495361814494960
000000185193203212223238260327471634104123495361814400
000000187197206216226246266382506727126232166639837100
1887 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431511551631751831902012092202302412623545349901707322523018302900714574
14515215716717718519320321222323324829241468612292213322543018537108620
0000001932032122232332482924146861229221332254301853700
0000001972062162262372553234748381468271932256301877200
1887 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123135139143143143147147151155163194209223272339563113821907638830211240
12713614014314314414714815215717319921323929441375414884006785992810
00000014714815215717319921323929441375414884006785900
00000014714915316018320421825531648894618395822808000
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2383
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 800
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 676
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 519
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 471
US Type Set, 1792-1964 363
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 324
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 249
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 168
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 150
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 116
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 105
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 87
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 74
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 67
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 66
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 63
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 63
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 58
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 46
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 40
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 36
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 32
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 29
1887 Mint Set 28
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 26
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 23
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 14
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
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 67
Points: 4006
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4006
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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