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: $18.78 (12/4/2020)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/29/2019

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1887 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 45.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 80.00 135 180 200 280 735 1900 7500 39000 - - -
$ - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 - 190 225 400 900 3400 - - -
1887 S $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 120 130 165 200 300 550 2100 4100 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 420 800 - - - - -
1887 S $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 475 1500 3100 9750 34000 - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7854
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1887 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-2361141811904928792019731809188097015271---7699
-----------1321641----18
---------1---928233-----64
---------------1------1
Total1-23611418119049387920297618201909100015981---7782
 0%-0%0%0%0%1%1%2%6%11%3%13%23%25%13%2%0%0%--- 
1887 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------512192943243-----126
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--------------1-------1
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Total---------512192944243-----127
 ---------4%1%2%15%23%35%19%2%----- 
1887 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------18128------29
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Total------------18128------29
 ------------3%28%41%28%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514317517518320921221622736038442357576412712483359451587431110472940354647
13715317517719121021321927136839747363893316752853411559158636171653781757379
000000213219271368397473638933167528534115591586361716500
0000002142233153764105247011102207932234636667398412328400
1887 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982052342372412552853515757641193244548108372111047158264373781434
1571741982002142352382452653074256389071610323359978372368312640251295630285506
00000023824526530742563890716103233599783723683126402512900
000000239250275329500701105020274021718483727365142333443300
1887 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311591591671901941982092342923955025978201404275450069094108942655149431
12514015916117419119520121725332643053367110141854350463689694161133417751903
000000195201217253326430533671101418543504636896941611300
0000001962052252723604665657451209230442557731102942133200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: charleybullet66
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.