Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,771,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.37 (2/16/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 S $1 MS obverse 1887 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Whereas the Philadelphia Mint struck over 20 million Morgans in 1887, San Francisco only produced 1.77 million. Additionally, many of the San Francisco coins were released at the time, making them much less common in uncirculated grades today. In fact, NGC has graded almost 28,000 1887-P Morgans in MS65 as opposed to only 156 San Francisco issues of the same year. (10/2016)

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7463
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/11/2019 1887 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--226841741764478161849181704182595314871---7312
-----------1221641----17
---------1---927213-----61
---------------11-----2
Total--226841741764488161859201715185398115681---7392
 --0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %6 %11 %3 %12 %23 %25 %13 %2 %0 %0 %--- 
1887 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------412152943262-----122
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--------------1-------1
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Total---------412152944262-----123
 ---------3 %1 %2 %12 %24 %36 %21 %2 %----- 
1887 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------18128------29
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Total------------18128------29
 ------------3 %28 %41 %28 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/11/2003 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23113, 23113/Lot# 13552 $126.50
4/4/2010 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2833, 2833/Lot# 3018 $69.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1106 $1,872.00
5/27/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 765 $46.00
7/18/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21296 $111.63
8/24/2014 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 813 $525.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225733 $1.00
9/13/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131538/Lot# 27244 $139.83


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $1 MS S Prooflike
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Base13514317517518320921221622736038442357576412712483359451587431110472940354647
1371531751771912102132192713683974736389331675285341155915863617165378170
000000213219271368397473638933167528534115591586361716500
0000002142233153764105247011102207932234636667398412328400
1887 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982052342372412552853515757641193244548108372111047158264373781434
157174198200214235238245265307425638907161032335997837236831264025129563020
00000023824526530742563890716103233599783723683126402512900
000000239250275329500701105020274021718483727365142333443300
1887 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311591591671901941982092342923955025978201404275450069094108942655149431
1251401591611741911952012172533264305336711014185435046368969416113341770
000000195201217253326430533671101418543504636896941611300
0000001962052252723604665657451209230442557731102942133200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1404
Owner: C Gibbs
 
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