Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1889 Silver Dollar is a very common coin, with literally tens of thousands of certified Mint State examples available.  Thousands of MS65 examples have been certified by PCGS, as have hundreds of MS66 and better examples.  Where this date gets really rare is at the MS67 level.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS68.

Cameo and Deep Cameo examples represent a mere fraction of the total population, but they are still readily available in the market.  Both Cameo and Deep Cameo examples can be found up through MS66, but no further.

PCGS #
7188
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
21726000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
72
Pop Lower
45134
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 2200000 R-1.0 94 / 117 TIE 94 / 117 TIE
All Grades 200000 R-1.9 75 / 117 TIE 75 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 6700 R-3.6 79 / 117 TIE 79 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 2200000
All Grades 200000
60 or Better 6700
65 or Better R-1.0
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-3.6
65 or Better 94 / 117 TIE
All Grades 75 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 94 / 117 TIE
All Grades 75 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 117 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	MS68 PCGS grade

Jack Lee 1/Jack Lee 2 Collections - Sanderson Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4986, $25,300 - Gold River Collection (PCGS Set Registry

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #7188 (MS) 67

David Lawrence 6/2018:1490503, $17,000 - Gjgott Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5658, $18,400 - IPS Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2019:3181, $24,000

2 MS67 PCGS grade
 
	MS68 PCGS grade 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Jack Lee 1/Jack Lee 2 Collections - Sanderson Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4986, $25,300 - Gold River Collection (PCGS Set Registry

 
	PCGS #7188 (MS) 67 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

David Lawrence 6/2018:1490503, $17,000 - Gjgott Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5658, $18,400 - IPS Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2019:3181, $24,000

#2 MS67 PCGS grade