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: $13.32 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 CC S$1 MS obverse 1878 CC S$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!

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/8/2016

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1878 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 97.50 105 115 130 150 175 190 215 235 280 370 465 500 675 1900 6500 43500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 535 950 3200 22500 - -
1878 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 285 320 390 520 760 1400 3000 9250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 975 1700 3350 - - -
1878 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 365 475 800 2100 3300 9750 34500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1000 2450 3750 14500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25974
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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6/11/2017 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4274
6/11/2017 MS 65  Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1256/Lot# 3729
6/11/2017 MS 64  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4615


Auction Prices Realized

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8/22/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #50, 55/Lot# 592 $632.50
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Prooflike Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1748 $3,450.00
9/18/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2261, 2261/Lot# 1673 $700.00
3/25/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131214/Lot# 25699 $253.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4587 $504.08
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 165603 $423.50
12/28/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131501/Lot# 21391 $446.50
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $1,872.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base272278308333345381389395437471517655741874990127123423628750279071768132576
2742883163373573833914094484865636837859121083162827704919763711165226460
000000391409448486563683785912108316282770491976371116500
000000393423459501609712829951117719853199621077721442300
1878 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2953013333603724094204264715226487298479901226159427944565541783152170940089
29731134236438441242244148856467576889410681348199433844849638312779278350
0000004224414885646757688941068134819943384484963831277900
0000004244565056067028079421147147123943974513373491724400
1878 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331111790764900116622402847488882008811122283051056631
333333339133179080998815242442352759928403995018322392170
00000033913317908099881524244235275992840399501832200
0000003751561790854107718822644420770968607110892441600
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Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 7214
Owner: CT's COINS
 
Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 7214
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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