Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,900,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.28 (2/21/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 S $1 MS obverse 1880 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Nearly 9 million Morgan dollars were struck in San Francisco in 1880. A large percentage of those have survived until today in mint state, including thousands above gem. In fact, this issue is common in proof like and deep proof like finishes as well.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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1880 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.00 29.50 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 48.00 52.00 58.00 70.00 85.00 150 260 800 5350 45000 -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 78.00 105 200 350 1300 20000
1880 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 57.00 65.00 75.00 130 170 325 550 1950 9000 115000 -
$ - - - - - - 73.00 83.00 150 210 415 1200 3600 -
1880 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 230 403 1050 2500 9800 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - 84.00 105 275 510 1250 4900 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 160957
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

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, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2019 1880 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base85381651411277720610161849243131661535355111210432962865-150076
-----------167655481953637923127--2629
-------------3236755333671217--1729
--------------220163615---89
Total85381651411277720610262450033189563049365961288636633205-154523
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %21 %41 %24 %8 %2 %0 %0 %- 
1880 S $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------5145537618453801199870814310--8955
------------2940454527131--182
--------------51614103---48
----------------3-1---4
Total----------5145738518903862206074516011--9189
 ----------0 %0 %1 %4 %21 %42 %22 %8 %2 %0 %-- 
1880 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11293440820439104152--1926
--------------121111--7
--------------46-2----12
-----------------------
Total-----------11293445828440107163--1945
 -----------0 %1 %5 %23 %43 %23 %6 %1 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/14/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 212, 218/Lot# 760 $47.15
2/8/2009 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2650, 2650/Lot# 2272 $97.75
9/19/2010 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1704 $2,530.00
9/15/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 135568 $60.50
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2126 $76.38
  PCGS MS 66   Deep Prooflike Bonhams $1,404.00
7/17/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131630/Lot# 27626 $188.00
9/18/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131639/Lot# 28085 $329.00
2/27/2018 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131810/Lot# 21999 $228.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $1 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351431471511591631631631671711792302552884505638381206240148411257115252
137144148153160163163164168173196238266342487654960160432147417134640
00000016316416817319623826634248765496016043214741700
000000163165169176213246277396525746108320024027999400
1880 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163167175179183183183186194201255288336620105115832614499286441295516148
157164169176180183183184188196219266304430763122819263406620910081140190
00000018318418819621926630443076312281926340662091008100
00000018318519119823727732052590714052270419974261151800
1880 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313113513914314714714715115516319420923027233958691615994080923410372
12513213614014414714714815215717319921624429442169611432426579896130
00000014714815215717319921624429442169611432426579800
00000014714915316018320422325831650380613713253751600
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2068
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 705
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 557
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 449
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 429
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 304
US Type Set, 1792-1964 291
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 282
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 247
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 227
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 201
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 160
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 138
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 134
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 102
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 97
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 90
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 58
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 42
Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Top 50 VAMs 39
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 38
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 38
1880 Mint Set 26
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 26
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 24
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 20
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 17
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 16
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 14
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 11
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 10
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 9
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 2
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 2
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 68 DPL
Points: 10081
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67 DPL
Points: 4992
Owner: Kenneth Forsythe
 
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