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: $13.19 (1/29/2015)
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: 1/29/2015

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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 95.00 105 170 275 685 3900 26000 - - - -
$ 42.00 45.00 46.00 48.00 58.00 - - 185 325 1025 6250 35000 - -
1879 O S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 120 180 335 465 1150 8500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 240 400 625 2875 - - - -
1879 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 210 450 925 2050 5500 25000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1250 2600 9750 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8228
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
2/1/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7549
2/3/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131505/Lot# 21531
2/3/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22427


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/24/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Rocket Sale # 5 - Auction #146, 151/Lot# 5055 $368.00
9/9/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28093, 28093/Lot# 23229 $161.00
2/20/2011 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3017, 3017/Lot# 1965 $80.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24824 $254.98
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1393 $1,121.25
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30751 $412.43
12/5/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1192/Lot# 3994 $705.00
1/5/2014 PCGS MS 62   Deep Prooflike GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 162389 $797.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13113113513914316317117117117922027835152772512713506731775867863854110925
1311321361401501661711711741932393024105939072016477674077678808993360
0000001711711741932393024105939072016477674077678808900
00000017117117620625932746865910892761604774967771831500
1879 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20521622723724825827228229530832333653989110511753436145464736493154137133
20922023024125126327528629931332740465694412852622442346094801509259860
00000027528629931332740465694412852622442346094801509200
00000027929130431833247177499815193492448446734866525200
1879 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base40642343945847749451553455357759762010281450249539357374764679248210891011367
4124284454644835015215405615846057561169179829755081746577398019844397290
0000005215405615846057561169179829755081746577398019844300
0000005285475695906128921309214734556228755578318115867700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3506
Owner: #
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3506
Owner: K M Lust
 
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