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Obverse of 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar


1887 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7172, 7173, 97173, 7322

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 20,290,000
Proofs: 710

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Winthrop Carner

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s January 2000 "FUN" Sale, Lot 7111, unsold

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3020, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8492, illustrated, sold for $4,628.75

NGC Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8493, illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 374, unsold

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1197, plated, sold for $1,322.50

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1375, plated, sold for $1,437.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 326, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8342, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8340, not illustrated, sold for $92.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 722, sold for $74.75

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 723, sold for $74.75

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 724, sold for $69.00

PCGS MS-64 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6490, plated, sold for $3,105.00  From the holdings of Andy Hansen

PCGS MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6488, plated, sold for $1,063.75  From the holdings of Andy Hansen

PCGS MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6487, "1887/6, VAM-2", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64 Proolike.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 983, not illustrated, sold for $57.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8339, not illustrated, sold for $51.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 489, "Overdate", sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-63 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6489, plated, sold for $1,782.50 From the holdings of Andy Hansen

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 490, "Overdate", sold for $460.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 982, not illustrated, sold for $144.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8343, "1887/6", not illustrated, sold for $425.50

Notes:
The 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar is very common in Uncirculated condition and Gems are readily obtainable.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-64, followed by MS-63 and MS-65, in that order.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are also easily obtained.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a single MS-68, 3 MS-67 Prooflikes, and 28 MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

The finest "1887/6" examples graded by PCGS are 48 MS-65's, 2 MS-66 Prooflikes, and 3 MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Proofs are scarce but several appear on the market each year.  The finest Proof examples of this date graded by PCGS are a single PR-68 and 2 PRCA-64 Proof Cameos.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service