History, Information, and Value of 1889 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar
The 1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar was minted in a comparatively small quantity. At one time it was considered to be among the rarest of all Morgan dollars, until many bags came on the market in the late 1930s to the 1950s. Today, specimens are desirable in all grades. Enough Mint State examples exist to satisfy the serious collector wanting to add worth to his collection. As with most other coins minted in San Francisco, the 1889-S is usually well struck with excellent luster. No proofs were produced for this specific mint.
Higher Grades May Be Tough to Track Down: Available in all circulated grades though EF and AU are not so easy to locate.
This $1 Coin Typically Looks Nice and Should Be Plentiful Enough to Afford: Enough Mint State examples of the date can be found today to satisfy collectors at just about any level. Look for a nicely struck specimen-most of them are-and lively luster at the MS-64 level and you will be amply satisfied.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1889.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar; S.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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