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: $11.53 (8/18/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 $1 MS obverse 1888 $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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Last Updated: 1/12/2018

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1888 $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 5200 - - -
$ - - - 44.00 - - - 67.00 80.00 125 385 1475 - -
1888 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 175 245 775 2750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 275 - - - -
1888 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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: 50309
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2018 1888 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12-51612179206316467449338717341210846156902871--49783
------------1915115156173---388
-------------31318759422---306
---------------2-1----3
Total12-51612179206316467450339917505214246271962921--50480
 0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %7 %35 %42 %12 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1888 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------14-103912099264----303
--------------1-------1
--------------1-------1
-----------------------
Total---------14-103912299264----305
 ---------0 %1 %-3 %13 %40 %32 %9 %1 %---- 
1888 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------132378832933---223
---------------1------1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-----------132378842933---224
 -----------0 %1 %10 %35 %38 %13 %1 %1 %--- 

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2/1/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1838, 1838/Lot# 1371 $55.00
7/11/2005 NGC MS 63   Deep Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #45, 49/Lot# 970 $241.50
2/10/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 3081 $241.50
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1093 $128.00
7/8/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 8647 $460.00
12/9/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131251/Lot# 22922 $94.00
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 152962 $52.00
10/17/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3504, 6058/Lot# 21280 $56.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914315115916717518619420521222323426829847172515372631509363551049419587
1401461541621701791891982072162272452783565569961902345255147735135250
000000189198207216227245278356556996190234525514773500
0000001912012102192302572884136401266226642725934911400
1888 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143151159167175186194201212223234244282336908117327865145725182951089720723
14515316116917818819620421522623725630052699617103572584775999162141720
0000001962042152262372563005269961710357258477599916200
000000198208219230240269318717108422484358654979471002900
1888 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1311351391391431471551671711751792012162302726748381363488861181011418984
1321361391401441501591681721761862062212444067291013253852987450130710
000000159168172176186206221244406729101325385298745000
000000163170174178194211225258540783118837135708878200
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2015
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 679
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 529
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 437
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 420
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 278
US Type Set, 1792-1964 277
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 129
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 102
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 88
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 74
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 60
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 55
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 38
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 36
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 26
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 21
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 19
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 18
1888 Mint Set 17
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 9
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4888
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 2786
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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