Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 9,110,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.93 (2/26/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S REV OF 78 TOP-100 $1 M obverse 1879 S REV OF 78 TOP-100 $1 M reverse
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Description & Analysis

Of the 9.1 million Morgan dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1879, a small number were struck using reverse dies from 1878. These feature a flatter breasted eagle and a parallel top arrow feather. This variety is very popular today and is worth a large premium, especially in mint state.

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1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS
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Base $ 30.00 40.00 50.00 90.00 125 190 230 260 375 410 680 1100 1920 2975 9500 45000 - - - -
$ - - 245 300 - - - 1300 2325 3250 25500 - - -
1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 450 725 1150 2300 6875 13500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1500 3100 8500 - - - -
1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS DPL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1280 1880 2725 4400 8750 16700 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2592
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
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: 2/25/2020 1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base147104126314373184232135349540503265211----2466
----------124572------21
-------------9134------26
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Total147104126314373184233137353554523271211----2513
 0%0%0%0%2%1%1%2%3%7%9%5%14%22%21%11%1%0%---- 
1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------1132154340721----115
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--------------1-------1
----------------1-----1
Total--------1132154341731----117
 --------1%1%3%2%13%37%35%6%3%1%---- 
1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------24311-----11
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Total------------24311-----11
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15116316717117518319420122732036650267411522335344756561017310846117593566266009
1551641681721771861962092583354115598331546270541837161103971115019726457770
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1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163171183194209230244272288311366194522682417348658536951885711759167475221696727
16517518619921623425327729532989220522317277342756219758698241342128570670530
0000002532772953298922052231727734275621975869824134212857000
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1879 S REV OF 78 $1 TOP-100 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131159159163167171183209237304450586908125221244083983810333108463017655902
1251401591601641681751912182593524956931022154227776001100031050417289387510
000000175191218259352495693102215422777600110003105041728900
000000179200227281401540800113718333430791910168106752373200
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2533
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 863
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 762
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 566
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 509
US Type Set, 1792-1964 419
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 341
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 319
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 243
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 149
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 124
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 120
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 119
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 109
San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 92
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 78
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 77
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 77
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 66
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 63
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 57
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 45
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 34
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 29
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 22
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 22
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 6
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 4
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4083
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 3447
Owner: coxe
 
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