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: $13.96 (7/9/2020)
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: 6/19/2020

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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 84.00 160 295 1750 23000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 100.00 200 490 5300 -
1887 $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 315 850 4950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 125 170 230 395 1300 - -
1887 $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 145 180 265 390 820 2650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 300 500 1300 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 211680
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: 7/7/2020 1887 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base123430282522348728217911111179670203906312956043664496--208819
-----------2259786082540883131--2314
-------------21874534112017---1243
--------------511521---24
Total123430282522348728218111361189571086922123031445714807--212400
 0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%6%33%43%14%2%0%0%-- 
1887 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2319164614727337596---1931
---------------41-1---6
--------------695-----20
-----------------------
Total----------2319164620740343597---1957
 ----------0%0%1%8%32%38%18%3%0%--- 
1887 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-106427844211916----930
--------------1--1----2
--------------111-----3
-----------------------
Total----------1-106428044312017----935
 ----------0%-1%7%30%47%13%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143151155167175183190201209220230255272437541820148340837917859811294
137145152159169177185193203212223238260327471634104123495361814494960
000000185193203212223238260327471634104123495361814400
000000187197206216226246266382506727126232166639837100
1887 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431511551631751831902012092202302412623545349901707322523018302900714574
14515215716717718519320321222323324829241468612292213322543018537108620
0000001932032122232332482924146861229221332254301853700
0000001972062162262372553234748381468271932256301877200
1887 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123135139143143143147147151155163194209223272339563113821907638830211240
12713614014314314414714815215817319921423929441475514894006785992810
00000014714815215817319921423929441475514894006785900
00000014715015416018420421825631748894618395822808100
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2795
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 974
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 918
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 632
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 569
US Type Set, 1792-1964 491
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 424
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 378
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 349
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 171
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 162
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 157
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 135
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 134
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 103
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 94
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 88
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 87
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 84
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 68
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 61
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 45
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 45
1887 Mint Set 37
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 33
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 31
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 30
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 16
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 11
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4006
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4006
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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