Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,680,200
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.86 (4/30/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 S$1 MS obverse 1890 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Passed on July 14, 1890, the Sherman Silver Purchase Act required the federal government to purchase 4.5 million ounces of silver every month. A further blessing for western mine owners, the Sherman Silver Purchase Act supplanted the Bland-Allison Act as the authorizing legislation for the Morgan dollar. The P-mint delivery of this year amounted to more than 16 million coins, but this issue is anything but common at the Gem level of preservation. Bowers (1993) opines that only 400-800 of extant 1890 silver dollars grade MS 65 or finer, but the population figures indicate that the number of Gem survivors is substantially lower.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/13/2016

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1890 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 40.00 41.00 42.00 43.00 55.00 65.00 85.00 185 1850 29000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 70.00 95.00 325 3750 - - -
1890 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 110 200 275 675 2950 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 215 330 1825 - - - -
1890 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 140 350 575 2800 18500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 165 435 850 3500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 17668
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/1/2016 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 8426


Auction Prices Realized

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10/27/1999 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1228, 1228/Lot# 1781 $54.50
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 307 $372.00
7/15/2007 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67074, 67074/Lot# 24856 $37.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1111 $1,521.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3174 $1,292.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(2), 1173/Lot# 4148 $1,645.00
8/5/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 66657 $58.30
9/29/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 771, 780/Lot# 252 $1,904.00
7/21/2015 NGC   Deep Prooflike Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32461 $646.25


NGC Registry

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