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Obverse of 1890 Morgan Silver Dollar    Reverse of 1890 Morgan Silver Dollar


1890 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7196, 7197, 97197, 7325

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,802,000
Proofs: 590

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 Superior Stamp and Coin

From Superior Stamp and Coin's 2000 ANA Midwinter Sale

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3048, sold for $23,000.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3049, sold for $7,475.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8495, illustrated, sold for $5,761.50

Brilliant Proof, Fully Mirror-like.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1200, not plated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6332, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

SEGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 993, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 339, illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

ICG MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1107, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1108, illustrated, sold for $1,006.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2117, illustrated, sold for $2,357.00

MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1566, unsold

PCGS MS-63 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6514, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 546, not plated, sold for $86.25

Notes:
The 1890 Morgan Silver Dollar is common in Uncirculated conditions, but scarce as a Gem.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by nearly equal quantities of MS-62's and MS-64's.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are scarce and Gems in either format are excessively rare.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are 151 MS-65's, a single MS-66 Prooflike, and 4 MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Despite one of the lowest Proof mintages in the entire series, this date is no more difficult to locate than any other.  The finest Proof examples of this date graded by PCGS are a single PR-68, a single PRCA-67 Proof Cameo, and 3 PRDC-66 Proof Deep Cameo.

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

 

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