Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,290,000
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.27 (9/24/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1887 S$1 MS obverse 1887 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1887 records one of the highest mintages in the Morgan dollar series (20.290 million pieces). Mint State coins are abundant, right through the MS66 level. Even prooflike coins are readily available, at least through the MS65 grade level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/4/2016

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1887 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.00 29.50 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 50.00 53.00 60.00 70.00 90.00 190 450 1750 30000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 78.00 105 215 550 3850 -
1887 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 90.00 135 180 340 1000 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 150 230 440 1300 - -
1887 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 90.00 135 210 450 1250 3550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 145 250 550 1600 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 189167
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/23/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 110, 115/Lot# 1785 $59.80
5/15/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27054, 27054/Lot# 12273 $66.00
10/8/2007 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2433, 2433/Lot# 1839 $156.80
5/29/2011 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 449 $172.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1017 $2,585.00
12/16/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 88813 $59.40
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 65   Deep Prooflike Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4673 $769.63
9/1/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 135610 $99.00
11/10/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26408 $282.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123135139143143143147147151155163194209223272339563113821907638830211240
12713614014314314414714815215717319921323929441375414884006785992810
00000014714815215717319921323929441375414884006785900
00000014714915316018320421825531648894618395822808000
1887 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143151155167175183190201209220230255272437541820148340837917859811294
137145152159169177185193203212223238260327471634104123495361814494960
000000185193203212223238260327471634104123495361814400
000000187197206216226246266382506727126232166639837100
1887 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431511551631751831902012092202302412623545349901707322523018302900714574
14515215716717718519320321222323324829241468612292213322543018537108620
0000001932032122232332482924146861229221332254301853700
0000001972062162262372553234748381468271932256301877200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4006
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4006
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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