1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar

1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar had a smaller total mintage of only 750,000 at the San Francisco Mint. The 1886-S Morgan Dollar was one of the smallest mintages that the San Francisco Mint produced out of the entire Morgan Dollar series. In 1914, the 1886-S commanded a premium due to it being one of the most rare Morgan Silver Dollars at the time. Overtime, more of the 1886-S Morgan Silver Dollars were released and they became less of a rarity, although still a popular coin among collectors. 


History of the 1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar

It is believed that very few of the 1886-S Morgan Silver Dollars were released immediately into circulation after they were struck, and it is also believed that hundreds of thousands of this small mintage were also melted down because of the 1918 Pittman Act. In the 1920s, more of these uncirculated coins were released, and then again around 1942. Circulated 1886-S coins were harder to come by until the 1920s, and they are still considered scarce today. 


1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The 1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from several hundred dollars to upwards of five figures. Most of the Mint State 1886-S Morgan Dollars are well struck and attractive in appearance, although you might come across some with raised lines due to die polishing. The 1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar is a beautiful coin to add to a Morgan Dollar series collection and the majority of them are well-struck and attractive in overall appearance. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1886-S Morgan Silver Dollar 

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: San Francisco

Total mintage:750,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters