Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,806,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.05 (9/26/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S$1 MS obverse 1879 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Nearly 15 million Morgan dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1879. Many were released into circulation at the time, but some did survive in Treasury vaults until the 1950's or so. Mint state examples are common, but this issue becomes relatively scarce in gem.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2017

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1879 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.00 29.50 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 41.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 95.00 170 740 2650 42000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 75.00 105 210 1075 4000 - -
1879 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 48.00 65.00 75.00 115 210 550 3000 8600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 135 300 650 - - - -
1879 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 110 135 260 690 2800 14600 35000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 350 900 4900 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12651
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 227 $115.00
3/15/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 1209 $690.00
7/6/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2553, 2553/Lot# 1686 $89.60
7/30/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 8791 $576.15
8/17/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 402, 408/Lot# 789 $63.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3102 $576.15
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1072 $608.00
2/26/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 38716 $225.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13113113513914314714714715115516720121623031750215682965849489381570929562
13113213614014414714714815215917820622025937885720334808864211195203260
0000001471481521591782062202593788572033480886421119500
00000014714915316318921122528844012122499665187901345200
1879 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143143147151159163163163167171190234272304593990258527708795102262208341494
143144148153160163163164168177204246282400725152126464778927214178285530
00000016316416817720424628240072515212646477892721417800
00000016316516918321925929349685720532708678697491813000
1879 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163163167171175179183190194198201244278502110326436190958810226147513359963204
16316416817217618018519119519921525535270216163825732298001173421033434670
0000001851911951992152553527021616382573229800117342103300
00000018719219620022926642790221295007845510013132422731600
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 6190
Owner: coxe
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4808
Owner: AYWP
 
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