Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.17 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S$1 PF obverse 1879 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Some 1,100 proof Morgan dollars were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1880. The majority of those that exist today tend to be in PF64 or below due to improper handling over the years. Additionally, most are found without cameo contrast.

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Last Updated: 4/13/2017

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1879 S$1 PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 875 1075 1450 1750 2125 3150 4350 7100 9800 17500 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - 1925 2300 3400 5200 7600 12250 - -
1879 S$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1950 2500 3750 5350 8750 12500 21000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 2100 3350 4400 5750 9750 - - -
1879 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 320
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/4/1996 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0873, 873/Lot# 1629 $1,512.00
11/12/2000 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1376, 1376/Lot# 1131 $3,424.00
11/7/2003 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 6559 $2,300.00
7/1/2010 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 493, 499/Lot# 7535 $3,467.25
5/29/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1075 $3,744.00
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2598 $1,955.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1175/Lot# 5020 $3,172.50
7/13/2014 PCGS PF AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 207101 $749.10
3/27/2015 PCGS PF 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7145 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12081246128513251366140814501494153815831776208723022540308035834458511564738644937011917
12211259129813391380142214651509155316471880215923812720324838754677556871978886102190
0000001465150915531647188021592381272032483875467755687197888600
0000001479152315681712198322302461290034154166489660207920912800
1879 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base77786796410691181130314331573172418842055223824332754334539354876565669518949969412191
80789999911061222134614801623177719412116230325402951354242495136608876179197105260
0000001480162317771941211623032540295135424249513660887617919700
0000001526167418311998217723682647314837384562539665198283944600
1879 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11731219124612901327136914101450156316291969230224642807336540365727707713248169581952527500
1188122812611302134113831423148815851742208023562578299335894600617791341448517814221830
000000142314881585174220802356257829933589460061779134144851781400
0000001437152516071856219124102693317938125163662711191157211866900
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Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 9197
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 8949
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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