Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,726,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $20.78 (9/20/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 $1 MS obverse 1889 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck an astonishing 21.7 million Morgan dollars in 1889. This is the highest mintage of any Morgan in the entire series. Due to this extremely high mintage, the 1889 Morgan is quite easily obtainable today up to and including gem. In MS66, this issue becomes much more scarce.

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Last Updated: 8/21/2020

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1889 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 345 880 10400 30000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 110 685 4000 - -
1889 $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 235 1000 3400 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 125 210 350 1750 - - -
1889 $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 250 370 1100 2425 13750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 550 1300 6650 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 58382
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
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 1889 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4163281831449429581020812567168267691851623571925---57805
------------194744186----125
-------------5142122510----266
----------------1-----1
Total4163281831449429581020812577182268301877224012085---58197
 0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%1%0%2%12%46%32%4%0%0%--- 
1889 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1522579136129233----403
-------------1--------1
--------------2-------2
-----------------------
Total---------1522580138129233----406
 ---------0%1%0%6%20%34%32%6%1%---- 
1889 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------311257548111----174
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Total-----------311257548111----174
 -----------2%6%14%43%28%6%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514317517517917918318319019419423426229851574520093052569686701202422501
13715317517617918018318519119420724327437059111662356393366879788155160
0000001831851911942072432743705911166235639336687978800
00000018318719219422025228644266815872704481476781090600
1889 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163198198201201205205216220588798925127122813697859110550562576872020037779
1571741981992012022052082173426588401040160727535328924410550631211858260590
000000205208217342658840104016072753532892441055063121185800
000000205212218465728882115519443225695998971055069991602900
1889 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311591591631631671671751791792012162302983548652033547883721164421896
1251401591601631641671691761791862062202523165241254318164429462150610
000000167169176179186206220252316524125431816442946200
0000001671721771791932112252753356941643432974071055300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2933
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 1039
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 975
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 679
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 600
US Type Set, 1792-1964 528
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 472
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 409
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 402
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 207
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 186
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 168
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 145
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 136
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 122
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 110
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 103
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 100
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 96
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 76
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 67
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 52
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 33
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 29
1889 Mint Set 26
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 14
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 5
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5478
Owner: Lizardsss
 
Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 3697
Owner: Jacek B.
 
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