Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 9,110,000
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: $16.41 (7/10/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S S$1 MS obverse 1879 S S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The '79-S dollars are among the most common of all Morgan silver dollars and they are also among the best made, an excellent combination for the type collector who wants a single coin to illustrate the design.

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1879 S S$1 MS
1879 S S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 57.00 65.00 80.00 135 175 340 625 1500 21500 - -
$ - - - - - 65.00 73.00 90.00 150 200 400 835 2250 -
1879 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 200 450 1375 2800 12250 - - -
$ - - - - - 72.00 84.00 115 250 550 1610 4675 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 94510
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 NGC MS 67   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 11016 $4,025.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1797 $1,552.50
5/8/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 86, 91/Lot# 933 $287.50
8/10/2009 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2730, 2730/Lot# 1611 $115.00
10/13/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 9050 $460.00
3/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8101 $104.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3083 $705.00
11/10/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 141514 $126.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311351391431471511631711791862012202372723395639081333347042227812
12513213614014414815516517318119120722524829441367810492045372054180
00000015516517318119120722524829441367810492045372000
00000015916817618319621323126031648879311912757397100
1879 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12713513914314715917117918619420923025530143756382012782001565661898884
12913614014415116317318118819921623827034647964897215193219583370870
00000017318118819921623827034647964897215193219583300
000000176183191204223246285391521734112517604437601100
1879 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14315116316717918319420121222023024827833962010481953348254053885788714668
14515516417118018619620421422323625829843276213492462412354055219101470
0000001962042142232362582984327621349246241235405521900
0000001982082172262422683185269051651297247645405655300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 9917
Owner: Cellgazer
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 6685
Owner: Hopewell Collection
 
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