Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.96 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 $1 PF obverse 1879 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Some 1,100 proof Morgan dollars were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1880. The majority of those that exist today tend to be in PF64 or below due to improper handling over the years. Additionally, most are found without cameo contrast.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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1879 $1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 1200 1300 1600 1950 2300 3150 4750 6250 8750 16000 34500 - -
$ - - - - - - 2050 2500 3400 5250 6850 11000 - -
1879 $1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2200 3000 3750 5100 7950 11000 18500 45500 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 320
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1879 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------126172851713430146--260
-------------------1--1
---------------111----3
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Total---------126172851723531147--264
 ---------0 %1 %2 %6 %11 %19 %27 %13 %12 %5 %3 %-- 
1879 $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------13471018134--60
-------------------1--1
---------------11-1---3
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Total------------13481118145--64
 ------------2 %5 %6 %13 %17 %28 %22 %8 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/19/2001 PCGS PF 61   Teletrade Auction 1519, 1519/Lot# 1564 $891.00
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2876 $8,625.00
11/6/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 1708 $4,657.50
5/29/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1075 $3,744.00
6/1/2011 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(2), 1156/Lot# 4140 $3,308.55
2/22/2013 NGC PF 60   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7371 $1,065.73
7/13/2014 PCGS PF AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 207101 $749.10
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6175 $4,582.50
9/7/2016 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1239/Lot# 3191 $2,937.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base77786796410691181130314331573172419282068227425853009334538524681536766169271969412191
80789999911061222134614801623179219752137237827263121351441284910578375019412105260
0000001480162317921975213723782726312135144128491057837501941200
0000001526167418602021220524812868323336834405513862008386955300
1879 $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11731219124612901327136915101629184319492143235226143045336540364757208713248169581952527500
1188122812611302134114161550170018782014221324392758315235894276475758071448517814221830
000000155017001878201422132439275831523589427647575807144851781400
000000158917721914207822822527290132583812451747579528157211866900
1879 $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12081246128513251366140814501494153818861969219724332643308037304217487662488383937011917
12211259129813391380142214651509165419142045227625032789329738924437533369608712102190
0000001465150916541914204522762503278932973892443753336960871200
0000001479152317701941212123542573293435134055465657917671904100
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Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 9412
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 9271
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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