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: $13.46 (5/28/2017)
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 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: 4/4/2016

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1888 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.00 29.50 33.00 40.00 41.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 75.00 97.50 230 650 6500 - - -
$ - - - 44.00 - - - 67.00 80.00 125 385 1475 - -
1888 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 175 245 775 2750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 275 - - - -
1888 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 90.00 125 210 400 600 2600 9950 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 450 800 3750 11500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48486
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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6/11/2017 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4359


Auction Prices Realized

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2/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1201 $546.25
3/16/2011 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3032, 3032/Lot# 1609 $69.00
7/31/2011 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/31/2011, 129/Lot# 12657 $101.20
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1143 $152.00
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131234/Lot# 24420 $74.00
7/6/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 189435 $75.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 825, 834/Lot# 713 $525.00
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20724 $70.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1311351391391431471551671711751792012162302726748381363488861181011418984
1321361391401441501591681721761862062212444067291013253852987450130710
000000159168172176186206221244406729101325385298745000
000000163170174178194211225258540783118837135708878200
1888 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914315115916717518619420521222323426829847172515372631509363551049419587
1401461541621701791891982072162272452783565569961902345255147735135250
000000189198207216227245278356556996190234525514773500
0000001912012102192302572884136401266226642725934911400
1888 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143151159167175186194201212223234244282336908117327865145725182951089720723
14515316116917818819620421522623725630052699617103572584775999162141720
0000001962042152262372563005269961710357258477599916200
000000198208219230240269318717108422484358654979471002900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4888
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2538
Owner: AYWP
 
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