Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 700,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $18.16 (11/26/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 S $1 MS obverse 1889 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of only 700,000 pieces, the 1889-S Morgan dollar was once heralded as the king of the entire series. It was even worth more than examples of the 1893-S. However, today this issue is much more available after bags were released in the 1930's. The Redfield hoard also contained at least a couple bags of this date.

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Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1889 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 95.00 110 130 140 190 260 290 325 390 685 1650 4800 30000 - - -
$ - - - - 210 - - - 450 950 2650 7000 - -
1889 S $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 225 290 380 475 800 1550 4600 17500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1900 6200 - - -
1889 S $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 285 500 625 1000 2250 5200 32000 65000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2950 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7312
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1889 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base16863540113972505917429854711891678137823831----7048
-------------286-1----17
-------------729222-----60
---------------1------1
Total16863540113972505917429854711981715140724032----7126
 0%0%0%0%0%1%2%1%4%8%10%1%8%17%24%20%3%0%---- 
1889 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1114123091639-----221
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Total---------1114123091639-----221
 ---------0%5%2%5%14%41%29%4%----- 
1889 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------410151211----43
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Total------------410151211----43
 ------------9%23%35%28%2%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 S $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15116316722725832035738141545854464272984212391977341045658183102262595747137
15516418723727833236539242948657667176697414852454379557718864154693301749494
000000365392429486576671766974148524543795577188641546900
0000003734034435156097008041106173129324180697795452071300
1889 S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17518318625528835439542045850558879892512712281369785911055010904147513882770823
177184209266310367403432473532658840104016072753532892441066812186227764949274364
0000004034324735326588401040160727535328924410668121862277600
0000004114454895607288821155194432256959989710786134683080100
1889 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139147151209237295330351384426502602741842959140424263751789885781924834846
14114817021825630633736239845153564877488111071744286751338124121342444736588
000000337362398451535648774881110717442867513381241213400
000000344373412476568694808920125520853309651583511569100
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 8591
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 5133
Owner: AYWP
 
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