Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 811
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.96 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 $1 PF obverse 1889 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck some 811 proof Morgan dollars in 1889. This is on the low end of proof Morgan mintages of the 1880's. A fair number have survived until today, and NGC has graded pieces ranging from PF60 all the way up to PF68 Cameo.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1889 $1 PF
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1889 $1 PF Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1889 $1 PF
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Total-----------28183543191842--149
 -----------1 %5 %12 %23 %29 %13 %12 %3 %1 %-- 
1889 $1 PF Cameo
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Base-------------11119781--38
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Total-------------11119791--39
 -------------3 %3 %28 %23 %18 %23 %3 %-- 
1889 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/24/2005 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 6388 $6,325.00
1/7/2008 NGC PF 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 210, 216/Lot# 883 $1,955.00
1/25/2009 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 2644, 2644/Lot# 2110 $2,300.00
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2644 $2,415.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1184/Lot# 5038 $1,645.00
1/7/2015 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6193 $3,172.50
2/6/2015 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2328 $5,875.00
7/7/2016 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1237/Lot# 4252 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $1 PF Cameo
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Base1601164816951744179418451897195020042060211621742614280734473885456559656951106531190413069
161716641711176118111862191519682023207921352321267830203593411250326294818511070122920
00000019151968202320792135232126783020359341125032629481851107000
00000019321986204120972155246727433234373943385498662294191148700
1889 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1730178018311883193619892045210021582217227623372634283734664066496064887526114001229013679
174717971848190119542008206321192178223722962436270230473666436454696834881711697127530
00000020632119217822372296243627023047366643645469683488171169700
000000208221392197225623172535276932563866466259797180101091199300
1889 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15161561160716541702175118011853190519582012212423022643308034474290476861698849999712664
15311576162316701718176818181870192319762049218324162789320237284449523570629232108860
0000001818187019231976204921832416278932023728444952357062923200
0000001836188819401994208722432529293433254009460957027956961400
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 10653
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 10653
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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