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: $13.96 (7/8/2020)
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: 5/8/2020

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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 90.00 170 600 4800 - -
1888 O $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 85.00 100.00 130 165 200 800 4000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 180 330 1200 10500 - -
1888 O $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 210 285 535 2900 12000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 385 950 7200 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29866
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: 7/7/2020 1888 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22789712235015617978951319967478282211584107601446492---28615
------------2123938102----103
------------1633173163----232
-------------1-2------3
Total22789712235015617978951319967481284111656109731472542---28953
 0%0%0%0%1%1%1%0%0%0%0%0%2%10%40%38%5%0%0%--- 
1888 O $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------342380341332662----851
---------------21-----3
---------------4------4
-----------------------
Total----------342380341338672----858
 ----------0%0%3%9%40%39%8%0%---- 
1888 O $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------3943151163283----400
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--------------251-----8
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Total-----------3943153168293----408
 -----------1%2%11%38%41%7%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 O $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135143151155167175183190201209220230265320477653157332383386353939175283
138146152159170178185194204213223242283372536960212832873437366543720
000000185194204213223242283372536960212832873437366500
0000001881972062162272533024255941266268333373488379100
1888 O $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15516317117919019820922022723725126229839572512523712651876209234999712664
15816617418319320221322223024225527433050590120724647688581589488108860
0000002132222302422552743305059012072464768858158948800
00000021622523424625828636361510762892558372538696974300
1888 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123123127131135151163167171175201216237298395132126995466568462188118
123123124128132140155164168172184206223257330704178036215539586268510
000000155164168172184206223257330704178036215539586200
0000001591661701741922112302783631012224045445611604000
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2793
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 971
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 917
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 630
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 568
US Type Set, 1792-1964 490
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 423
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 377
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 348
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 169
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 162
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 156
New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 151
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 135
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 134
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 94
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 88
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 87
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 84
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 68
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 45
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 33
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 31
1888 Mint Set 24
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 11
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 5
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 6518
Owner: coxe
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5466
Owner: Patrick m Sulley
 
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