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: $12.17 (7/4/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 2/5/2015

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1879 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 30.00 31.00 32.00 37.00 40.00 41.00 43.00 52.00 105 170 275 685 3900 26000 - - - -
$ 39.00 - - - 58.00 - 185 325 1025 6250 35000 - -
1879 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 180 335 465 1150 8500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 240 400 625 2875 - - - -
1879 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 450 925 2050 5500 25000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1250 2600 9750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8315
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2605 $391.00
8/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2414, 2414/Lot# 1423 $425.60
7/9/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 391, 397/Lot# 5422 $460.00
5/19/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20382 $258.50
6/8/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 198627 $41.00
11/16/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 897 $1,150.00
2/8/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131507/Lot# 25365 $105.75


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 DPL
Points: 7374
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3506
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