Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 2,212,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.24 (11/21/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 CC $1 MS obverse 1878 CC $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1878 marked the first year of production for the Morgan dollar. Over 2.2 million examples were struck at the Carson City Mint that year. However, uncirculated examples are far scarcer for this issue than the 1882-CC, 1883-CC or 1884-CC. This is due to the GSA sales of uncirculated Carson City dollars in the 1970's, which had record numbers of the 1882-1884 Carson City Morgan dollars, and very few of the 1878 issue. In fact, less thanonly 61,000 1878-CC Morgan dollars were in the hoard, versus 962,000 of the 1884-CC issue!

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 7/24/2019

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1878 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 120 130 140 160 185 230 250 260 300 370 390 420 460 590 1350 4750 30000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 525 750 1750 12500 - -
1878 CC $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 325 390 465 575 780 1200 2400 8650 54500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 800 1700 3350 15500 - -
1878 CC $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 415 550 935 1900 3250 7900 33000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1000 2500 3750 14500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 28604
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1878 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base118132196259630327431208318487665239144151088516596913942069---26653
-------------113426115----87
-------------45159135267----372
------------1-32------6
Total118132196259630327431208318487665239144251648712613214312189---27118
 0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %1 %2 %1 %1 %2 %2 %1 %5 %19 %32 %23 %5 %1 %0 %--- 
1878 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------332610832261440896111---1592
-------------441022----22
-------------38112-----24
----------------2-----2
Total---------3326108329626429102131---1640
 ---------0 %0 %2 %7 %20 %38 %26 %6 %1 %0 %--- 
1878 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1115413612532-----359
-------------1111-----4
---------------11-----2
-----------------------
Total-----------1115513712734-----365
 -----------0 %3 %15 %38 %35 %9 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/26/1997 PCGS MS 64   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 1001, 1001/Lot# 1807 $218.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4030 $207.00
7/31/2011 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131132/Lot# 26897 $75.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4588 $650.95
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156144 $358.60
11/23/2014 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 263 $376.00
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $1,872.00
1/21/2018 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131805/Lot# 30021 $432.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2953013333603724094204264715226487298479901226159427944565541783152170940089
29731134236438441242244148856467576889410681348199433844849638312779278350
0000004224414885646757688941068134819943384484963831277900
0000004244565056067028079421147147123943974513373491724400
1878 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331111790764900116622402847488882008811122283051056631
333333339133179080998815242442352759928403995018322392170
00000033913317908099881524244235275992840399501832200
0000003751561790854107718822644420770968607110892441600
1878 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base272278308333345381389395437471517655741874990127123423628750279071768132576
2742883163373573833914094484865636837859121083162827704919763711165226460
000000391409448486563683785912108316282770491976371116500
000000393423459501609712829951117719853199621077721442300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2419
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 815
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 689
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 527
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 474
US Type Set, 1792-1964 371
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 362
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 326
GSA Hard Pack Holders Basic Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1891 284
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 265
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 180
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 151
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 117
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 107
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 93
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 86
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 68
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 66
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 63
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 52
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 41
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 34
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 34
1878 Mint Set 31
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 30
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 24
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, Including Varieties 24
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 16
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 5
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 3
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 8247
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 6943
Owner: NH
 
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