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: $18.82 (12/4/2020)
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: 10/16/2020

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1879 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 195 235 300 625 1750 2750 3000 3625 4475 4800 5150 6000 7000 9500 24750 85000 - - - -
$ 2000 2850 3250 3900 4650 5100 5500 6500 8500 14500 55000 - - -
1879 CC $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5750 6250 6850 9000 14000 36500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 5900 6400 7500 10000 19500 - - - -
1879 CC $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 6000 6625 7000 12500 18250 45000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 6250 6800 8450 14500 23500 - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6286
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
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: 12/1/2020 1879 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base89310391363759299360137143159162144377746810638582----5947
--------------8151-----24
-----------122133277-----91
-------------1--------1
Total89310391363759299360137143159162145379768851680662----6063
 1%5%6%6%13%5%6%2%2%3%3%2%6%13%14%11%1%0%---- 
1879 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------11-6295576604-----232
--------------51------6
--------------12------3
---------------1------1
Total--------11-6295582644-----242
 --------0%0%-2%12%23%34%26%2%----- 
1879 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------11123138222-----107
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--------------1-------1
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Total----------11123139222-----108
 ----------1%1%11%29%36%20%2%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3954565246749211549169725672636287130213431369742084838547882291306713677147514475177477
41547857475611301598198725902714292131573519386744185051639598411327014035247515565981351
0000001987259027142921315735193867441850516395984113270140352475100
00000022772613279229713294360840374628526473121145413473143933475100
1879 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43750257773799916091886274028073054321134433730440359867770958810226147512061258305101851
458527630824120217012170276228893106328835383954493065808376980011734167043317672820106944
0000002170276228893106328835383954493065808376980011734167043317600
00000024552784297131583365363441785458717589821001313242186584574000
1879 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3664234896318651466160924512513274028853382365740804646529180521266313259138752157032421
38544553670910651513188924712588278830503473379842684861621195891286113464164402518734042
0000001889247125882788305034733798426848616211958912861134641644000
00000021702492266428363216356539394457507671311112613060136691900500
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 3118
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 1089
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 1043
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 705
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 623
US Type Set, 1792-1964 570
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 523
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 481
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 459
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 416
GSA Hard Pack Holders Basic Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1891 354
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 230
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 203
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 181
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 150
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 143
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 133
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 108
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 108
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 105
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 100
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 87
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 67
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 58
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 55
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, Including Varieties 49
1879 Mint Set 36
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 32
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 29
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 17
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 14
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 5
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 9952
Owner: TERRY A
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9952
Owner: toneddollars
 
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