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: $13.17 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 S$1 PF obverse 1889 S$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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1889 S$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1425 1675 2100 3200 4550 7200 9700 17000 45000 - -
$ - - - - - - 1800 2250 3500 5400 7900 11500 20000 -
1889 S$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1850 2550 3850 5650 8500 16000 23500 74750 - -
$ - - - - - - 2150 3400 4300 6500 13000 19000 28000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 188
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/22/1999 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions Milwaukee (CSNS) #200, 200/Lot# 5905 $8,280.00
4/25/2002 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 4299 $9,487.50
11/3/2005 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2339 $18,400.00
2/10/2008 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 3083 $4,830.00
1/25/2009 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 2644, 2644/Lot# 2110 $2,300.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(8), 1166/Lot# 7295 $6,325.00
7/28/2013 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 762, 771/Lot# 724 $3,700.00
3/27/2015 PCGS PF 97   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7204 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15161561160716541702175118011853190519582012206822502525310336574485509364009234999712664
15311576162316701718176818181870192319762031212923422718328839334688552973459488108860
0000001818187019231976203121292342271832883933468855297345948800
0000001836188819401994204921892433291034724209489059648289974300
1889 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1601164816951744179418451897195020042060211621742368278133864032481762487258110351190413069
161716641711176118111862191519682023207921352239250629833601429452946585851711325122920
00000019151968202320792135223925062983360142945294658585171132500
00000019321986204120972155230326433184381745555771692197761161400
1889 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1730178018311883193619892045210021582217227623372459283734664066496064887526114001229013679
174717971848190119542008206321192178223722962378258530473666436454696834881711697127530
00000020632119217822372296237825853047366643645469683488171169700
000000208221392197225623172418271132563866466259797180101091199300
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 11035
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 11035
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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