Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.16 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 O S$1 PF obverse 1879 O S$1 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: These were struck to mark the first of the denomination from the New Orleans Mint. Four or five examples are known, with one in the National Collection at the Smithsonian. A choice Proof example sold at auction in 2010 for nearly $200,000.


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/19/1995 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7502 $37,400.00
4/25/2002 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 4287 $40,250.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7434 $158,125.00
8/8/2013 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5771 $176,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S$1 PF O Cameo
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