1890 Silver Dollar

  • End of the Frontier Morgan Silver Dollar. Historians declared the end of the great Western Frontier was in 1890, but these Wild West 90% Silver Dollars struck in San Francisco still jingled in the saddlebags of rugged cowboys, ranchers, and saloon keepers well into the 1900s.
  • History, Information, and Value of 1890 Morgan Dollar Value of 1890 Morgan Silver Dollar Mint State and circulated pieces of the 1890 Morgan Silver Dollar are very common if not plentiful because of the Philadlephia Mint’s mass production. Most 1890 dollars are poorly struck, from dies spaced too far apart or worn beyond their useful life.
  • Morgan Dollars (1878-1921) PF MS. Price Guide Census. NGC Census NGC Details Census. 1890 CC 1890 CC $1 MSDPL 1890 CC 1890 CC $1 MSDPL Shop!

Coin Values Moving with Precious Metals: Up-Dated 2/8/2021: Gold $1813 Silver $26.90

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1890 Silver Dollar Mint

Today any 1900 Morgan silver dollar value is a minimum of $25.44 . Your old coin is heavy with over ¾ ounce pure silver, forming a high base price.

With its large silver content as a start and collector demand for the San Francisco issue your coin has the potential for much higher value. Of the three mints that produced silver dollars in 1900, those struck at San Francisco (identified by an 'S' mintmark-see below) enjoy a premium today. Add in the huge popularity of these coins and the prices are well above average.

Additionally, referring to the image to the right, its 'uncirculated' condition raises its appeal above average circulated 1900 Morgan silver dollars. Absence of wear, bright colorful toned luster and lack of contact marks sets this coin apart. As a collectible it is a nice example and the type collectors seek.

Judge condition and mintmarks closely. Varying degrees of wear determine condition with values listed on the chart below. Also, mintmarks identify the mint that produced your silver dollar and are valued separately. Both are covered in detail further down the page.

Mintmarks do make a difference in value. As collectors assemble sets, most include examples from each of the three mints that produced silver dollars in 1900. Identified by mintmarks located on the reverse just under the ribbon, these different mints are 'S' for San Francisco and an 'O' identifying the New Orleans mint. The main mint in Philadelphia did not place a mintmark on its production of 1900 silver dollars.

1900 Morgan Silver Dollar Values
Condition of Coin
1900 Morgan Silver Dollar Values Updated 2/8/2021
1900 $25.44 $25.44 $28.24 $51.74
1900 O $25.44 $25.44 $28.24 $51.74
1900 S $28.24 $32.95 $42.58 $183
1890 liberty dollar

Collector Value of Toned Morgan Dollars

When first minted, silver dollars radiate a bright blue-white luster. However, silver if not protected from the elements begins to tone over time. Depending on how these old Morgan dollars are stored affects this natural toning process. Coin albums for example often cause a halo of toning colors. Single coin holders do a good job maintaining a bright silver luster. Coins kept in envelopes or boxes are not protected well and silver often turns very dark.

Nice, natural toning frequently adds eye appeal and sometimes value to a coin. Uncirculated silver dollars with pleading colors (a scarce combination) often form the theme of collections. Vivid blues and reds are seen as quite attractive on the coin pictured. A date run of similarly toned silver dollars is an impressive display that many avid collectors enjoy assembling.

Additionally your coin even if worn, occasionally acquires a range of appealing colors. Subdued silver grey, darkening with hints of royal blue towards the rims adds considerably to the eye appeal of the bottom coin pictured. Again, any collection based on matching this eye appeal is challenging but the result is a visual treat.

True, many subtle details contribute to 1900 Morgan silver dollar value, some more difficult to judges than others. You can though trust your instincts when deciding on the eye appeal of your coin. Hold the silver dollar at arm's length; does the coin inspire a closer look?

Condition Discovers 1900 Morgan Silver Dollar Value

Is your silver dollar mint state? Condition is one of the key elements in an accurate determination of coin values. Within the hobby, seeking mint state or 'uncirculated' condition silver dollars is high on the list of collectors; here also is where you find top values. Holding your coin next to the images and referring to the descriptions, establishes its 'grade' and accurate value.

Uncirculated: To reach 'uncirculated' condition all original, as minted detail remains. None has been removed due to wear. OK are nicks and abrasions from contact with other coins, this is normal due to the minting and storage process of silver dollars. Confirming the uncirculated grade is mint luster remaining on the entire surface, including her chin, neck line and hair below and above the ear. These areas are the first to wear and exhibit a dull and smooth texture once in circulation.

Extremely Fine: Slight wear of design limited to only the tops of the highest points, defines the 'extremely fine' grade. Loss of detail is minor with the merging of just a few strands of hair found above Liberty's forehead and below her cap. Folds in the cap also show small amounts of rubbing with a tiny loss of roundness. Your coin still retains a pleasing sharpness in appearance.

Fine: Time in circulation has removed a moderate amount of detail on a silver dollar in 'fine' condition. Large portions of hair have merged with only the deepest of lines showing. Wheat ears above the lettering of 'Liberty' and the cotton blossoms just below are now just outlines. Silver dollars in fine condition give the impression of lost detail but not overly so.

Good: Showing extensive wear and reducing the design to just a few elements, these silver dollars are described as 'good' condition. Although the rim is visible, both it and the lettering are flattened to almost level with the fields. The majority of Liberty is without detail. However the eagle on the reverse does show a few remaining feathers close to the legs. In this condition your 1900 Morgan silver dollar value is tied mostly to bullion silver price.

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It is an excellent index with images and text links to all coin series, from Cents to Gold. Value charts, grading images and descriptions uncovers 1900 Morgan silver dollar value also all common to rare coin values found in your box of old coins.

Minimum Silver Value - A Good Place to Start

Many of your old US silver coin values are tied closely to the price of silver. Silver dimes, quarters, half dollars and silver dollars are all heavy with 90% silver and worth many times their face value. With today's high value of silver your old coins are becoming surprisingly valuable. Today's Minimum Silver Coin Values