Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,887,000
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.94 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 O S$1 MS obverse 1879 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the 1879-O is common in AU and obtainable in lower Mint State grades, MS64 pieces are scarce, and MS65 examples are rare. Most Mint State pieces found are heavily bagmarked.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1879 O S$1 MS
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Base $ 29.00 30.00 31.00 32.00 37.00 37.00 40.00 41.00 43.00 52.00 72.00 95.00 160 250 600 4150 24000 - - - -
$ 42.00 45.00 46.00 48.00 58.00 80.00 105 175 300 1050 6250 35000 - -
1879 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 165 265 440 1050 6750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 125 240 390 525 2875 8800 - - -
1879 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 200 425 750 2050 5350 24500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 250 500 1000 2450 9340 27700 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7794
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Grade
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4/27/2014 MS 65   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1204/Lot# 5251


Auction Prices Realized

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4/28/2002 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus,OH (CSNS) Bullet Sale #289, 289/Lot# 974 $299.00
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 672 $504.00
3/18/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12423 $195.50
9/30/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 76394 $43.07
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24823 $200.93
11/4/2012 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3375, 3375/Lot# 2091 $100.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 65   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5735 $12,925.00
5/13/2013 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3430, 3430/Lot# 1975 $180.00
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131329/Lot# 20966 $129.25
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 136 $170.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131135139143163163167171179212278351517684127132166620699092342298342845
125132136140149163164168173190234302406572879191943506743773813817296030
00000016416817319023430240657287919194350674377381381700
000000165169176201256326461628107525675485686684861840000
1879 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13114315516317117918620122023725529833089110511735421760897138106532951755001
1351471571651731811912072252432693085179441279256248416438830916941380110
000000191207225243269308517944127925624841643883091694100
000000196213231249283319704997150733895465678894812322900
1879 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471631711832012373043664375026206429251381241738627374796010653153124388381833
1521651751892132593243894585416277361077172628985032756988571220624835565330
000000324389458541627736107717262898503275698857122062483500
000000345413480580634830122920713380620377649755137593435900
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 7374
Owner: MLMM Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3216
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