Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 350,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.24 (2/25/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 CC S$1 MS obverse 1889 CC S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After being closed for four years, the Carson City Mint resumed coining operations in late 1889. 100,000 Morgan dollars were struck there in October and November, and 150,000 were struck in December. Unfortunately, it seems that a majority of these eventually made their way to the melting pot, making these even rarer than the low mintage suggests. Today, they tend to be found in circulated condition and often have issues such as cleaning or damage. Uncirculated coins are very rare and command prices well into the five figures.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/12/2016

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1889 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 575 685 1075 1400 3400 7700 9250 12750 23000 27500 34000 41500 53000 125000 340000 - 650000 1200000 - -
$ - - 9750 14000 25000 - - - 65000 - - - - -
1889 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 15000 24500 28500 37000 44500 62000 132500 390000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 46500 - - - - - -
1889 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 33000 38500 48000 72500 140000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4866
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 67


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2/20/2005 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1966 $3,450.00
5/24/2010 NGC MS 61   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 482, 488/Lot# 337 $24,150.00
6/17/2010 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2725 $495.65
12/8/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2244 $8,775.00
9/23/2013 NGC F 12   Teletrade Auction 3449, 3449/Lot# 1938 $600.00
2/27/2014 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4832 $1,292.50
3/21/2014 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11533 $705.00
6/1/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 198567 $3,520.00
11/6/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 22370 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11661193136916832009312638174389461750146616734679428472937911047180302086421749252293706953637
1175125214741792238133564008446547495548685975458119877499351337518975211592290929176425920
000000400844654749554868597545811987749935133751897521159229092917600
0000004198454148826082710377438295907710491157021991921454240693312200
1889 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123912711444177621173103381744314694515870147597796086019547115291850621443201532746586472134561
125013291555189024463341402245194849577772087718817489161020813855194852144322590471341025020
0000004022451948495777720877188174891610208138551948521443225904713400
0000004226460650036395740378398387923210868161802046421443250286680300
1889 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1333136315521907226833034048466948885505707780588338884998211207519276222462746536576109094134561
134314261670202726133551425547425094602974048151850891731057214475202662398630502607491175830
0000004255474250946029740481518508917310572144752026623986305026074900
0000004462481552996553773182458679949711324168762125625725335398492100
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Grade: MS 63 DPL
Points: 9821
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 9379
Owner: Mikey H
 
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