1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar

1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint. With over 8 million minted 1890-S Morgan Dollars, many went into circulation shortly after being struck, a large quantity went into storage, and millions were believed to have been melted down due to the provisions of the Pittman Act. This coin has never been rare in Mint State and is typically easy to find which is a major contrast to the previous year’s Morgan Dollar at this mint. 


History of the 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar

In the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, many of the vaults and the Treasury released stored coins from a variety of years and series. The 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar was included in these releases and became extremely common. Higher grades of this coin are slightly more scarce and can command a somewhat higher price. Unlike a lot of the Morgan Dollar series coins, the 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar is well-struck, with an attractive luster. Sometimes you’ll run into this coin with some raised lines from die-polishing, but overall, this is a very attractive coin. 


1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from the hundreds to the tens of thousands. This is a great coin to add to your Morgan Dollar series collection. Although cherrypicking is often advised with the majority of the coins that you purchase, this one won’t require as much effort as most of the 1890-S Morgan Dollar coins are attractive, well-struck, and with a nice luster. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: San Francisco

Total mintage: 8,230,373

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 27.20 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters