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: $12.56 (10/31/2014)
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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Price Guide

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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: 95517
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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11/10/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8136
11/10/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8135
11/10/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8134
11/10/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 9427


Auction Prices Realized

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2/19/1996 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0816, 816/Lot# 690 $109.00
4/3/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 235, 241/Lot# 5847 $333.50
11/18/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/18/2012, 49/Lot# 84050 $88.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 51042 $44.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Deep Prooflike Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1644 $1,035.00
3/23/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131413/Lot# 24263 $146.88
10/10/2014 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20350 $616.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231311351391431471511631711791862012202372723395869161599410345247818
12513213614014414815516517318119120722524829442169611432433424356220
00000015516517318119120722524829442169611432433424300
00000015916817618319621323126031650380613713268438300
1879 S S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12713513914314715917117918619420923025530146356389113032124701476388897
129136140144151163173181188199216238270355496672102815763754722280570
000000173181188199216238270355496672102815763754722200
000000176183191204223246285409529781116518505384743000
1879 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14315116316717918319420121222023025528835162010662029348256105938789014670
14515516417118018619620421422323826630944076813872513419157196588101500
0000001962042142232382663094407681387251341915719658800
0000001982082172262462773305309171708299749005828723900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 10504
Owner: John Lab
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 10333
Owner: Cellgazer
 
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