1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66 DPL (NGC). A brilliant and richly frosted Gem boasting stark contrast between the watery fields and satiny design elements. The surfaces are essentially untoned, allowing their fully pristine nature to be showcased. Flashy and attractive in-hand with impressive sharpness for the date. The 1889-S is a scarcer Morgan silver dollar issue with an original mintage of just 700,000 pieces, survivors of which are typically found in grades below MS-65. At the Gem level it becomes conditionally rare and is considerably more elusive at MS-66. This rarity increases exponentially when prooflike qualities are taken into consideration, as quantity was prioritized over quality during this era at the San Francisco Mint. The present example showcases superior characteristics in both production and preservation, ranking as the sole finest example certified by NGC in this category.