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1887-S Morgan Silver Dollar Obverse     1887-S Morgan Silver Dollar Reverse


1887-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7180, 7181, 97181

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,771,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Northeast Numismatics, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6496, plated, sold for $8,740.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 375, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 328, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1095, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2095, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

PCGS MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6497, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

ANACS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6314, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8348, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8349, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1096, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

MS-60 plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2096, not illustrated, sold for $121.00

Notes:
The 1887-S Morgan Silver Dollar is somewhat scarce in Uncirculated condition but Gems are relatively easy to find.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-62 and MS-64, in that order.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are surprisingly hard to find for an S-Mint Dollar.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are 18 MS-66's, 12 MS-64 Prooflikes, and a single MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

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