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1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar Obverse      1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar Reverse


1889-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7194, 7195, 97195

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 700,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.7 grams

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

PCGS MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3664, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 502, sold for $1,092.50

ICG MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 503, unsold

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6513, not illustrated, sold for $1,006.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 338, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1104, not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1105, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6329, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6330, not illustrated, sold for $258.75

MS-64. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5788, not illustrated, not sold

MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5789, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6512, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, virtually Gem.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1386, not plated, sold for $195.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 545, not plated, sold for $172.50

PCGS MS-63 PL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1106, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2115, not illustrated, sold for $149.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 992, not illustrated, sold for $109.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1387, not plated, sold for $126.50

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2116, not illustrated, sold for $103.00

Notes:
The 1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar is easily obtained in all grades including Gem.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are very scarce.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-64 and MS-62, in that order.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a single MS-67, 2 MS-66 Prooflikes, and 2 MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

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