Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,680,200
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.81 (7/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 $1 MS obverse 1890 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 17 million Morgan dollars in 1890. This issue is very common through MS64. However, the population thins out greatly in gem.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1890 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 86.00 140 1500 25000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 95.00 280 3250 - - -
1890 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 80.00 150 175 225 600 2600 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 215 330 1500 - - - -
1890 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 150 190 395 550 2500 18750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 210 435 850 3500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20932
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
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: 7/23/2019 1890 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2-43241624243613742012174535121023648103118----20433
-----------1-3753-----19
-------------155862-----144
----------------1-----1
Total2-43241624243613742012274535161029849013178----20597
 0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %1 %4 %17 %50 %24 %2 %0 %---- 
1890 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1963775121855-----339
---------------1------1
--------------11------2
-----------------------
Total---------1963775122875-----342
 ---------0 %3 %2 %11 %22 %36 %25 %1 %----- 
1890 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------383874361-----160
---------------1------1
---------------11-----2
-----------------------
Total-----------383874382-----163
 -----------2 %5 %23 %45 %23 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/5/1999 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1243, 1243/Lot# 1398 $42.51
5/24/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25055, 25055/Lot# 13584 $120.75
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4090 $2,300.00
9/22/2008 NGC MS 61   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 285, 291/Lot# 1237 $57.50
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1111 $1,521.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4699 $144.53
10/20/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 143434 $68.20
1/19/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 163926 $57.32


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351431751751791791791831832012372553365277051363330364807434110472777952186
138154175176179179180183189213243282400586924201043626798863816624359150
00000018018318921324328240058692420104362679886381662400
000000182183195225249309463646114426565421711698432220200
1890 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631981982012012012092162372552884507741246269970141023211052158263987975068
158175198199201201204211223243266342558931173041378087105051264323844516090
00000020421122324326634255893117304137808710505126432384400
000000206214230249277396666108922155576915910779142353186100
1890 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313115915916316316316716718322720922324431155124646324668592342082139223
126140159160163163164167172198227214230266391118937516444753513096269550
00000016416717219822721423026639111893751644475351309600
00000016616717821222721823728947118265037656583841695900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3751
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3751
Owner: Epper Pepper
 
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