Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 756,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.28 (2/21/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 CC $1 MS obverse 1879 CC $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1879-CC Morgan dollar has a lower mintage than the 1880, 1881, and 1885 Carson City issues, but is actually much harder to find today than those lower-mintage issues. The main reason for this is that the survival rate of 1879-CC Morgan dollars was simply not all that high. Whereas the other dates all had major representation in the GSA sales of the 1970's, the 1879-CC Morgan was woefully absent. This means that high grade examples are even harder to find, making this a scarce and highly desirable coin in mint state.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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1879 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 145 185 235 345 975 2200 2350 2850 3250 4300 4950 6120 7500 10000 30000 125000 - - - -
$ - - 2500 3050 3500 - - 6500 9500 19000 57500 - - -
1879 CC $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4550 5500 7000 8750 16900 41000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 11500 20500 - - - -
1879 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4900 5620 6560 13500 24500 62500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8450 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5870
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2019 1879 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base79273326318663270332135132150156140361703789649532----5531
--------------8151-----24
-----------122030236-----82
-------------1--------1
Total79273326318663270332135132150156141363724827687602----5638
 1 %5 %6 %6 %12 %5 %6 %2 %2 %3 %3 %3 %6 %13 %15 %12 %1 %0 %---- 
1879 CC $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------11-6295575624-----233
--------------51------6
--------------11------2
---------------1------1
Total--------11-6295581654-----242
 --------0 %0 %-2 %12 %23 %33 %27 %2 %----- 
1879 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------11123140192-----106
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----------11123140192-----106
 ----------1 %1 %11 %29 %38 %18 %2 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/10/2009 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2730, 2730/Lot# 1608 $299.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2527 $3,277.50
11/13/2011 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131147/Lot# 26264 $402.50
5/27/2012 NGC MS 60   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1107 $5,148.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1336 $4,370.00
7/8/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 61514 $920.70
12/1/2013 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 134 $500.00
6/15/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131425/Lot# 28203 $246.75
7/11/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20415 $575.75
2/16/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1252/Lot# 3837 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $1 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3954565246749211549169725672636287130213431369742084838547882291306713677147514475177477
4154785747561130159819872590271429213157351938674418505163959841132701403524751556590
0000001987259027142921315735193867441850516395984113270140352475100
00000022772613279229713294360840374628526473121145413473143933475100
1879 $1 MS CC Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43750257773799916091886274028073054321134433730440359867770958810226147512061258305101851
4585276308241202170121702762288931063288353839544930658083769800117341670433176728200
0000002170276228893106328835383954493065808376980011734167043317600
00000024552784297131583365363441785458717589821001313242186584574000
1879 $1 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3664234896318651466160924512513274028853382365740804646529180521266313259138752157032421
3854455367091065151318892471258827883050347337984268486162119589128611346416440251870
0000001889247125882788305034733798426848616211958912861134641644000
00000021702492266428363216356539394457507671311112613060136691900500
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2068
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 705
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 557
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 449
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 429
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 304
US Type Set, 1792-1964 291
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 282
GSA Hard Pack Holders Basic Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1891 261
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 138
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 134
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 102
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 97
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 90
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 58
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 38
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 30
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 26
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 24
1879 Mint Set 21
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 20
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 14
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, Including Varieties 11
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 10
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 2
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 2
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 9797
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9797
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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