Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,183,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.92 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 $1 MS obverse 1888 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 19 million Morgan dollars in 1888. Due to this high mintage, this issue is by no means a rare coin. However, quality was hit or miss this year, especially when it comes to the strike quality.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1888 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 41.50 44.50 48.50 51.00 56.00 58.00 75.00 85.00 165 490 4200 18500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 125 275 1000 5200 -
1888 $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 690 2000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 225 - - - -
1888 $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 170 265 485 2200 7300 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 390 800 3750 11500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53197
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: 12/3/2019 1888 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22-617131810246817773494355418985219496273912881--52666
------------1915415357173---394
-------------31324162413---363
---------------2-1----3
Total22-617131810246817773495356619152223456392971941--53426
 0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %7 %36 %42 %12 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1888 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------14-134112198254----307
--------------1-------1
--------------1-------1
-----------------------
Total---------14-134112398254----309
 ---------0 %1 %-4 %13 %40 %32 %8 %1 %---- 
1888 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------132578822933---224
---------------1------1
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total-----------132578842933---226
 -----------0 %1 %11 %35 %37 %13 %1 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/12/2008 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2611, 2611/Lot# 1848 $126.50
2/24/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29031, 29031/Lot# 23499 $575.00
3/3/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29032, 29032/Lot# 22502 $161.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2827 $299.00
11/9/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10843 $35.65
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1143 $152.00
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 770, 779/Lot# 795 $8,500.00
4/13/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186056 $50.00
8/8/2018 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131833/Lot# 23520 $180.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914315115916717518619420521222323426829847172515372631509363551049419587
1401461541621701791891982072162272452783565569961902345255147735135250
000000189198207216227245278356556996190234525514773500
0000001912012102192302572884136401266226642725934911400
1888 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143151159167175186194201212223234244282336908117327865145725182951089720723
14515316116917818819620421522623725630052699617103572584775999162141720
0000001962042152262372563005269961710357258477599916200
000000198208219230240269318717108422484358654979471002900
1888 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1311351391391431471551671711751792012162302726748381363488861181011418984
1321361391401441501591681721761862062212444067291013253852987450130710
000000159168172176186206221244406729101325385298745000
000000163170174178194211225258540783118837135708878200
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2438
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 827
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 699
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 533
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 478
US Type Set, 1792-1964 381
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 330
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 267
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 186
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 152
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 118
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 109
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 98
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 86
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 69
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 68
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 65
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 64
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 64
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 53
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 42
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 41
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 35
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 30
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 24
1888 Mint Set 19
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 16
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 5
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4888
Owner: CdJ
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4888
Owner: Goldenboy#1
 
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