Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 756,000
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: $12.17 (7/3/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 CC S$1 MS obverse 1879 CC S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1880-CC, 1881-CC, and the 1885-CC all have lower mintages than the 1879-CC, but the latter is unquestionable the king of Carson City Morgan Dollars from the first era of their production, 1878 to 1885. The reason for the rarity of the 1879-CC is that, unlike other CC-mint dates from the period, it did not emerge in large quantity from the GSA hoard, dispersed in the 1970s. Demand for high quality examples is enormous.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

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1879 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 145 175 215 320 825 2150 2350 2850 3250 4750 6000 7850 11000 31000 112500 - - - -
$ 1025 - 2500 3050 3500 5150 6500 9500 15000 40250 125000 - -
1879 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5200 6600 10000 16000 41000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 5600 7250 11000 18500 46000 - - -
1879 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5750 7350 13000 26000 62500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 6250 8250 16000 33000 70000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5248
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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10/26/2005 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2110, 2110/Lot# 1514 $3,136.00
9/19/2010 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1689 $5,980.00
1/8/2012 NGC Details G Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131203/Lot# 23424 $69.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 60   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1107 $5,148.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1175/Lot# 4724 $4,406.25
2/22/2013 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 3093 $12,925.00
5/5/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 92386 $1,155.00
11/10/2013 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131347/Lot# 26555 $164.50
8/24/2014 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 687 $250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3664234896318651466160924512513274028853382365740804646529180521266313259138752157032421
3854455367091065151318892471258827883050347337984268486162119589128611346416440251870
0000001889247125882788305034733798426848616211958912861134641644000
00000021702492266428363216356539394457507671311112613060136691900500
1879 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3954565246749211549169725672636287130213431369742084838547882291306713677147514475177477
4154785747561130159819872590271429213157351938674418505163959841132701403524751556590
0000001987259027142921315735193867441850516395984113270140352475100
00000022772613279229713294360840374628526473121145413473143933475100
1879 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43750257773799916091886274028073054321134433730440359867770958810226147512061258305101851
4585276308241202170121702762288931063288353839544930658083769800117341670433176728200
0000002170276228893106328835383954493065808376980011734167043317600
00000024552784297131583365363441785458717589821001313242186584574000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 9797
Owner: CT's COINS
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9797
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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