Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 12,150,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.59 (10/18/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 O $1 MS obverse 1888 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Over 12 million Morgan dollars were struck in New Orleans in 1888. The majority of these were not very well struck and are often found abraded. However, this issue is still available through gem, but becomes much harder to find in MS66. This date is known for two popular VAM varieties, the "Scarface" die break across Liberty's face, and the "Hot Lips" double die obverse. Both are worth hefty premiums, so keep your eye out for them!

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2019

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1888 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 85.00 120 400 2000 12700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 75.00 90.00 170 700 4800 - -
1888 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 85.00 100.00 130 165 200 800 4000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 180 330 1200 10500 - -
1888 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 210 300 715 3500 12000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 385 950 7200 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 28721
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
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: 10/8/2019 1888 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22729411834115317778941289964449276710699106811402462---27486
------------2123838102----102
------------1733163152----221
-------------1-2------3
Total22729411834115317778941289964452278710770108841427502---27812
 0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %10 %39 %39 %5 %0 %0 %--- 
1888 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------312075337333672----838
---------------21-----3
---------------4------4
-----------------------
Total----------312075337339682----845
 ----------0 %0 %2 %9 %40 %40 %8 %0 %---- 
1888 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------3941152161283----397
-----------------------
--------------151-----7
-----------------------
Total-----------3941153166293----404
 -----------1 %2 %10 %38 %41 %7 %1 %---- 

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10/23/2019 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131943/Lot# 27686


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4/14/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0936, 936/Lot# 1717 $49.05
10/21/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 80062 $127.61
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 738, 747/Lot# 1284 $725.00
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1351 $763.75
5/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131420/Lot# 28708 $182.13
6/2/2014 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20374 $203.28
12/25/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131701/Lot# 21456 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143151155167175183190201209220230265320477653157332383386353939175283
138146152159170178185194204213223242283372536960212832873437366543720
000000185194204213223242283372536960212832873437366500
0000001881972062162272533024255941266268333373488379100
1888 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15516317117919019820922022723725126229839572512523712651876209234999712664
15816617418319320221322223024225527433050590120724647688581589488108860
0000002132222302422552743305059012072464768858158948800
00000021622523424625828636361510762892558372538696974300
1888 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123123127131135151163167171175201216237298395132126995466568462188118
123123124128132140155164168172184206223257330704178036215539586268510
000000155164168172184206223257330704178036215539586200
0000001591661701741922112302783631012224045445611604000
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2377
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 800
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 672
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 518
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 470
US Type Set, 1792-1964 361
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 323
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 246
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 167
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 151
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 116
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 105
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 88
New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 82
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 74
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 67
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 66
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 63
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 63
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 46
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 36
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 32
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 28
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 26
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 23
1888 Mint Set 19
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 3
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
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Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 6518
Owner: coxe
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3621
Owner: AYWP
 
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