How much does a 1888 silver dollar weigh?
26.730 grams is the weight standard for all US silver dollars from 1840 to1935.
4-13-11>> Assuming the coin is circulated and has no mintmarks, retail value is $33.00-$40.00 depending on how much wear the coin shows. The 1888 Morgan is very common. NOTE: A 1888 silver dollar (Morgan) is NOT known as an eagle. In numismatic terms an "Eagle" is a $10.00 gold coin. The modern one dollar silver bullion coins are "Silver Eagles".
The weight of the U.S. silver half dollar has changed over the course of it's history. In 1794 the silver half dollar weighed 13.48 grams and was 89.24 % silver. Then in 1836 the silver half dollar weight was changed to 13.36 grams and was 90% silver. In 1892 the silver half dollar weight was again changed to 12.50 grams which was the weight used until the final 90% silver half dollar struck for circulation…