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: $11.99 (1/19/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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1889 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 32.00 34.00 35.00 36.00 40.00 41.00 42.00 43.00 50.00 53.00 60.00 70.00 100.00 400 1100 20500 35500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 110 775 5500 - -
1889 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 175 265 1500 4350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 120 210 350 1950 - - -
1889 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 90.00 250 425 1075 3550 13750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 550 1400 5250 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55253
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: 1/14/2019 1889 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4152241328388225373116410566638251511799523071914---54687
------------194044186----118
-------------5141992114----253
----------------1-----1
Total4152241328388225373116410576652252051823823472114---55059
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %0 %2 %12 %46 %33 %4 %0 %0 %--- 
1889 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1422276132127243----391
-------------1--------1
--------------11------2
-----------------------
Total---------1422277133128243----394
 ---------0 %1 %1 %6 %20 %34 %32 %6 %1 %---- 
1889 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------310257648112----175
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-----------310257648112----175
 -----------2 %6 %14 %43 %27 %6 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 65   Prooflike Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 771 $690.00
6/5/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 254, 260/Lot# 6799 $67.85
9/26/2010 PCGS MS 63   Deep Prooflike Teletrade Auction 2931, 2931/Lot# 2448 $207.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24932 $260.85
2/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 84049 $93.50
6/29/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 140093 $48.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6558 $279.65
12/25/2016 PCGS MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131701/Lot# 22273 $94.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514317517517917918318319019419423426229851574520093052569686701202422501
13715317517617918018318519119420724327437059111662356393366879788155160
0000001831851911942072432743705911166235639336687978800
00000018318719219422025228644266815872704481476781090600
1889 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163198198201201205205216220588798925127122813697859110550562576872020037779
1571741981992012022052082173426588401040160727535328924410550631211858260590
000000205208217342658840104016072753532892441055063121185800
000000205212218465728882115519443225695998971055069991602900
1889 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311591591631631671671751791792012162302983548652033547883721164421896
1251401591601631641671691761791862062202523165241254318164429462150610
000000167169176179186206220252316524125431816442946200
0000001671721771791932112252753356941643432974071055300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2046
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 698
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 544
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 448
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 427
US Type Set, 1792-1964 286
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 282
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 133
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 102
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 90
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 87
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 58
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 55
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 41
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 29
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 24
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 20
1889 Mint Set 19
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 18
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 17
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 14
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 14
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
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Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 3697
Owner: Jacek B.
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3181
Owner: CT's COINS
 
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