1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar

1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar was considered quite scarce on the market before there were bag releases in the 1940s. The 1888-S Morgan Dollar was minted at the San Francisco Mint. It’s unknown why there was such a low mintage at San Francisco compared to New Orleans and Philadelphia, but this remained the case. With only 657,000 1888-S Morgan Silver Dollars minted, it’s understandable that this set of coins was viewed as scarce for a time. 


History of the 1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar

After the 1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar came onto the market more after the bag releases of the 1940s and 1950s, there was surprisingly very little interest from collectors and investors. So many of these special coins ended up going to Nevada casinos and banks and out into circulation where its grade slowly went down from wear and tear. Today, the 1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar is somewhat scarce, especially in larger amounts. It’s relatively easy to find beautiful Mint State coins as individual pieces. The 1888-S Morgan Dollar is one of the more scarce silver dollars in the series. 


1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The 1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from the hundreds to upwards of the tens of thousands. These coins typically have a weakly struck center and the luster ranges from satiny to frosty. The 1888-S Morgan Dollar can definitely be found with a sharp strike, and it is worth cherrypicking to find that perfect addition to your own Morgan Dollar series collection. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1888-S Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: San Francisco

Total mintage: 657,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 27.20 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters