Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,183,000
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.62 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 S$1 MS obverse 1888 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Among Philadelphia issues, the 1888 ranks among those with the most inconsistent striking characteristics. As Q. David Bowers writes in his Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, "The 1888 rates as a common date in the Morgan series, although the quality of individual specimens can vary dramatically. Extended die use caused granularity and metal flow lines on some. On the other hand, more than just a few 1888 dollars are attractive and prooflike."

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Price Guide

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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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 90.00 125 210 400 600 2600 9950 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 450 800 3750 11500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 47319
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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2/1/2009 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1200 $1,092.50
10/27/2011 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 631, 638/Lot# 5521 $63.00
12/18/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/18/2011, 149/Lot# 27781 $89.10
2/12/2012 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3223, 3223/Lot# 2042 $190.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1143 $152.00
6/5/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8618 $455.90
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131332/Lot# 26245 $184.48
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20488 $197.40


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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