Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 657,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $20.85 (9/20/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 S $1 MS obverse 1888 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1888-S Morgan Dollar is a noted conditional rarity in the series. Most seemed to have been released well before the Treasury's Hoard was dispersed in the 1960's, meaning most examples are of relatively low quality. The Redfield Hoard contained quite a number of this issue, but even those were on the low end of Mint State. Gem examples are quite rare.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1888 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 110 120 150 170 180 190 195 205 255 400 430 450 645 980 2675 7000 29000 - - -
$ - - - - 290 - - 450 650 1100 3300 14000 - -
1888 S $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 365 385 485 675 1100 4000 21500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 525 785 1850 7500 - - -
1888 S $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 390 475 650 1150 3000 10000 14500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 785 1450 4000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5899
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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: 9/15/2020 1888 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1336584389701871482714585666339410091182927101121---5628
----------1-12111241----32
-------------89232-----42
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Total1336584389701871482714585676339510191202962107131---5702
 0%1%1%1%2%1%3%3%5%8%10%1%7%18%21%17%2%0%0%--- 
1888 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------15-103184586-----195
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--------------1-------1
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Total---------15-103185586-----196
 ---------1%3%-5%16%43%30%3%----- 
1888 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------11414371621----76
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Total----------11414371621----76
 ----------1%1%5%18%49%21%3%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base314320386507568597631661705733776838941111013332001360572518710105715116059015
31634242652757760864167571474779687299711841555253548207737933024100537780
0000006416757147477968729971184155525354820773793302410000
00000065169072376181790610531258177830706035822399503763000
1888 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34835442655862265569072377080084693310661206164929506694599822125516865901582856
35037847057963366670173878081587597711121353208241986694113733197854129669620
0000007017387808158759771112135320824198669411373319785412900
00000071275479083090410211159150125165446669416749418325657200
1888 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28829535747152955858861865968672775487499011521735303854788411102262711050046
29031539549053856859863166869973679491210441346216938516455901615854347550
0000005986316686997367949121044134621693851645590161585400
0000006086456777137458349511098154026034664743396212148200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5478
Owner: TXRangers
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3851
Owner: AYWP
 
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