Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
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: $13.62 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 O S$1 PF obverse 1879 O S$1 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: These were struck to mark the first of the denomination from the New Orleans Mint. Four or five examples are known, with one in the National Collection at the Smithsonian. A choice Proof example sold at auction in 2010 for nearly $200,000.


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1879 O S$1 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 64


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Grade
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Price
8/19/1995 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7502 $37,400.00
4/25/2002 NGC Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 4287 $40,250.00
8/15/2011 NGC Proof 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7434 $158,125.00
8/8/2013 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5771 $176,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 O S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4204394564744945125325535758201110127113811658201725973525414149356248796031852
4264444624805005185395606569161163130714731777221029063730440553726818159240
000000539560656916116313071473177722102906373044055372681800
0000005465677381013121713441565189724033215393546705810738900
1879 O S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4845055245445655866076316559251240141615341834222029533971464355056925876835425
49151153055157259361563974510301298145516341962246432924195493059787539176530
0000006156397451030129814551634196224643292419549305978753900
0000006236478351135135714941734209127083631441952176451815300
1879 O S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57259561564066368671373976410661416160917392068248934454581532662787839972340100
57960162364767069572174786411821480165218482208280738234829564367988467198480
0000007217478641182148016521848220828073823482956436798846700
0000007307559651299154416951958234831264202507759607318909500
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