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: $13.28 (11/20/2019)
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: 11/8/2019

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1879 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 175 205 260 500 1350 2600 2800 3400 4000 4800 5250 5875 7500 11000 26000 85000 - - - -
$ - - 3000 3600 4250 - - 6750 8750 16000 57500 - - -
1879 CC $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5000 5650 6200 9000 14000 36500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 10000 20500 - - - -
1879 CC $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5250 6000 6500 12000 19000 51000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8450 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6035
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: 11/19/2019 1879 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base84287349333694283345134133153160142369730794646552----5693
--------------8151-----24
-----------122034266-----89
-------------1--------1
Total84287349333694283345134133153160143371751836687622----5807
 1 %5 %6 %6 %12 %5 %6 %2 %2 %3 %3 %2 %6 %13 %14 %12 %1 %0 %---- 
1879 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------11-6295776624-----236
--------------51------6
--------------12------3
---------------1------1
Total--------11-6295782664-----246
 --------0 %0 %-2 %12 %23 %33 %27 %2 %----- 
1879 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------11123139202-----106
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----------11123139202-----106
 ----------1 %1 %11 %29 %37 %19 %2 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 985 $4,600.00
5/31/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2863, 2863/Lot# 1768 $184.00
4/15/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131217/Lot# 21473 $104.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 60   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1107 $5,148.00
10/17/2012 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24822 $105.75
3/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 741, 750/Lot# 204 $8,500.00
6/16/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 109489 $1,292.50
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1234/Lot# 4698 $20,562.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3954565246749211549169725672636287130213431369742084838547882291306713677147514475177477
4154785747561130159819872590271429213157351938674418505163959841132701403524751556590
0000001987259027142921315735193867441850516395984113270140352475100
00000022772613279229713294360840374628526473121145413473143933475100
1879 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43750257773799916091886274028073054321134433730440359867770958810226147512061258305101851
4585276308241202170121702762288931063288353839544930658083769800117341670433176728200
0000002170276228893106328835383954493065808376980011734167043317600
00000024552784297131583365363441785458717589821001313242186584574000
1879 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3664234896318651466160924512513274028853382365740804646529180521266313259138752157032421
3854455367091065151318892471258827883050347337984268486162119589128611346416440251870
0000001889247125882788305034733798426848616211958912861134641644000
00000021702492266428363216356539394457507671311112613060136691900500
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2416
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 812
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 688
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 262
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
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 64
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
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 30
1879 Mint Set 25
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 4
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 65
Points: 9952
Owner: TERRY A
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9952
Owner: toneddollars
 
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