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: $12.79 (2/21/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 CC S$1 MS obverse 1879 CC S$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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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1879 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 145 185 235 345 975 2200 2350 2850 3250 4300 4950 6200 7850 11000 31000 125000 - - - -
$ - - 2500 3050 3500 - - 6500 9500 19000 57500 - - -
1879 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4550 5200 6600 9600 15000 41000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 11500 20500 - - - -
1879 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4900 5750 7600 13000 26000 62500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8450 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5685
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: 2/19/2018 1879 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base76258304295627257321131124145154138351690780640532----5346
--------------8151-----24
-----------121726225-----73
-------------1--------1
Total76258304295627257321131124145154139353708814677592----5444
 1 %5 %6 %5 %12 %5 %6 %2 %2 %3 %3 %3 %6 %13 %15 %12 %1 %0 %---- 
1879 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------11-6295576613-----232
--------------51------6
--------------11------2
---------------1------1
Total--------11-6295582643-----241
 --------0 %0 %-2 %12 %23 %34 %27 %1 %----- 
1879 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------11123240192-----107
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----------11123240192-----107
 ----------1 %1 %11 %30 %37 %18 %2 %----- 

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8/29/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1477, 1477/Lot# 1903 $2,996.00
3/31/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 3369 $2,875.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 60   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1107 $5,148.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 50   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1330 $1,897.50
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4301 $9,400.00
10/13/2013 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 773, 782/Lot# 1159 $375.00
7/11/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20416 $109.28
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 219590 $1,250.00
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(4), 1251/Lot# 5740 $25,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S$1 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3954565246749211549169725672636287130213431369742084838547882291306713677147514475177477
4154785747561130159819872590271429213157351938674418505163959841132701403524751556590
0000001987259027142921315735193867441850516395984113270140352475100
00000022772613279229713294360840374628526473121145413473143933475100
1879 S$1 MS CC Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43750257773799916091886274028073054321134433730440359867770958810226147512061258305101851
4585276308241202170121702762288931063288353839544930658083769800117341670433176728200
0000002170276228893106328835383954493065808376980011734167043317600
00000024552784297131583365363441785458717589821001313242186584574000
1879 S$1 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3664234896318651466160924512513274028853382365740804646529180521266313259138752157032421
3854455367091065151318892471258827883050347337984268486162119589128611346416440251870
0000001889247125882788305034733798426848616211958912861134641644000
00000021702492266428363216356539394457507671311112613060136691900500
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2009
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 675
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 520
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 435
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 419
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 304
US Type Set, 1792-1964 279
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 277
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, NGC-Graded GSA Holders Only 254
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 117
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 99
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 88
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 71
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 57
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 55
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 52
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 29
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 26
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Soft Pack Holders Only 24
1879 Mint Set 21
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 20
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 19
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 17
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 14
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Holders Only, Mint State 10
Morgan and Peace Dollars, Redfield Collection, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 2
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 9797
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 9797
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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