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: $12.09 (7/17/2019)
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: 6/20/2019

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1888 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 43.00 46.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 87.00 165 560 4075 18200 - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 125 300 1200 - -
1888 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 690 2350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 225 - - - -
1888 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 170 265 485 2200 8600 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 390 800 3750 11500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52668
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: 7/16/2019 1888 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22-61712179236817371480349718793217386232911871--52139
------------1915215257173---391
-------------31323262443---357
---------------2-1----3
Total22-61712179236817371481350918958221246351973931--52890
 0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %7 %36 %42 %12 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1888 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------14-124012098254----304
--------------1-------1
--------------1-------1
-----------------------
Total---------14-124012298254----306
 ---------0 %1 %-4 %13 %40 %32 %8 %1 %---- 
1888 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------132578832933---225
---------------1------1
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total-----------132578852933---227
 -----------0 %1 %11 %34 %37 %13 %1 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/22/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1939, 1939/Lot# 1582 $605.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 300 $276.00
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1093 $128.00
10/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131245/Lot# 27037 $75.00
2/17/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 323 $170.00
6/1/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 193016 $184.92
3/13/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3525, 6094/Lot# 22273 $56.40
6/13/2018 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131825/Lot# 25777 $114.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914315115916717518619420521222323426829847172515372631509363551049419587
1401461541621701791891982072162272452783565569961902345255147735135250
000000189198207216227245278356556996190234525514773500
0000001912012102192302572884136401266226642725934911400
1888 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143151159167175186194201212223234244282336908117327865145725182951089720723
14515316116917818819620421522623725630052699617103572584775999162141720
0000001962042152262372563005269961710357258477599916200
000000198208219230240269318717108422484358654979471002900
1888 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1311351391391431471551671711751792012162302726748381363488861181011418984
1321361391401441501591681721761862062212444067291013253852987450130710
000000159168172176186206221244406729101325385298745000
000000163170174178194211225258540783118837135708878200
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2238
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 751
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 624
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 492
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 454
US Type Set, 1792-1964 325
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 302
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 205
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 144
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 134
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 110
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 97
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 63
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 63
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 61
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 60
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 59
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 58
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 51
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 40
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 38
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 32
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 28
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 26
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 21
1888 Mint Set 18
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 12
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 5478
Owner: AdamPBrand
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4888
Owner: CdJ
 
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