Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,806,000
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: $13.26 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S$1 MS obverse 1879 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of silver dollars was front and center in 1879 with more than 25 million coins struck, including nearly 15 million at Philadelphia. Examples are plentiful in all grades up to Gem MS65, but Superb examples are seldom seen. Like many dates in the Morgan dollar series, large quantities of this issue have survived due to long-term Treasury storage, although most were released in the 1950s, prior to the massive distribution of silver dollars in the early 1960s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1879 S$1 MS
1879 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 47.00 58.00 70.00 90.00 200 425 2300 - - - - -
$ - - - - 53.00 66.00 78.00 115 225 500 2600 - - -
1879 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 66.00 80.00 170 575 2350 16250 50000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 72.00 90.00 200 625 3850 20000 54000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10709
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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11/10/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8121
11/10/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 9408


Auction Prices Realized

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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 425 $172.50
7/18/2010 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2890, 2890/Lot# 2523 $38.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1072 $608.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3074 $2,820.00
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 773, 782/Lot# 1157 $160.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1206/Lot# 5051 $2,585.00
7/13/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203741 $68.20
8/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3497, 6051/Lot# 22160 $126.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13113113513914314714714715115516720121623031750215682965849489381570929562
13113213614014414714714815215917820622025937885720334808864211195203260
0000001471481521591782062202593788572033480886421119500
00000014714915316318921122528844012122499665187901345200
1879 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143143147151159163163163167171190234272304593990258527708795102262208341494
143144148153160163163164168177204246282400725152126464778927214178285530
00000016316416817720424628240072515212646477892721417800
00000016316516918321925929349685720532708678697491813000
1879 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163163167171175179183190194198201244278502110326436190958810226147513359963204
16316416817217618018519119519921525535270216163825732298001173421033434670
0000001851911951992152553527021616382573229800117342103300
00000018719219620022926642790221295007845510013132422731600
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 6190
Owner: Coxe
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4808
Owner: AYWP
 
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