Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 5,305,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.96 (6/24/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 O $1 MS obverse 1880 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

It is clear by the surviving population of 1880-O Morgan dollars that most of the 5.3 million coin mintage were released directly into circulation. Few were represented in the Treasury releases, which has made this coin exceptionally rare above MS64.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1880 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 48.00 50.00 65.00 95.00 130 160 385 1400 15700 66500 - - - -
$ - - - 58.00 75.00 - 140 280 520 3750 41500 - - -
1880 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 100.00 150 220 260 425 1290 3850 35000 - - - - -
$ - - - 125 175 - - 540 1700 5000 - - - -
1880 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 300 540 1230 2300 6825 73000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1730 2700 10500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11759
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/19/2019 1880 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base88793140123147307813179249917902609213896023-----11304
------------6453------18
----------1--91626------52
-----------------------
Total88793140123147307813179349917962622215998923-----11374
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %3 %7 %16 %4 %16 %23 %19 %9 %0 %----- 
1880 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------2103329557461181-----283
--------------12------3
---------------2------2
-----------------------
Total--------2103329557462221-----288
 --------1 %3 %11 %10 %19 %26 %22 %8 %0 %----- 
1880 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------431726385034------172
-----------------------
-------------3--------3
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Total---------431726415034------175
 ---------2 %2 %10 %15 %23 %29 %19 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/6/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0969, 969/Lot# 1750 $119.90
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 63   Prooflike Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 675 $552.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 8657 $322.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 257 $3,300.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(8), 1189/Lot# 8794 $352.50
12/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 158583 $55.00
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20499 $176.25
3/12/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131712/Lot# 26273 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15916717518319420121222323424425546365310661776314985158817912794441021912930
1621701781871962052162272372483245267911303223449388616892092339702111230
000000216227237248324526791130322344938861689209233970200
000000219230241251394590928153926916726871690249338996100
1880 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325535755956186426656887137397667931258186525554499107081106511431118061271915890
539560582603626650673696722748775948146020953203656910827111871155612110137760
00000067369672274877594814602095320365691082711187115561211000
000000680705730757784110316632325385186381094611309116811241500
1880 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1271351391431431471511551671792092723275391028249581531072111079114451233815441
130136140143144148152159171189230290398702151743819009108401120111743133720
00000015215917118923029039870215174381900910840112011174300
00000015416317519925130946886520066267986510960113231204000
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2203
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 744
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 608
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 487
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 452
US Type Set, 1792-1964 318
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 301
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 194
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 144
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 128
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 107
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 64
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 61
New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 60
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 59
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 57
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 53
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 38
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 37
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 30
1880 Mint Set 29
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 27
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 26
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 25
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 21
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 18
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 17
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 11
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2495
Owner: John Lab
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2495
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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