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: $11.61 (6/16/2019)
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: 6/14/2019

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1880 S $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.50 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 42.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 140 260 800 4900 45000 -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 100.00 200 350 1300 18000
1880 S $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 315 550 1750 8200 115000 -
$ - - - - - - 90.00 125 170 225 415 1050 3250 -
1880 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 140 170 265 390 900 2250 9800 34000 - -
$ - - - - - - 155 195 300 510 1250 4900 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 162037
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: 6/11/2019 1880 S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base86481451311277620010765050633167761857356491215233072875-151126
-----------167856283053937923128--2654
-------------3236985503701306--1780
--------------220163615---89
Total86481451311277620010865651443226463405367541293736833215-155649
 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----------5145638018543806200370914310--8980
------------2940454527131--182
--------------5161493---47
----------------3-----3
Total----------5145838918993867206574515911--9212
 ----------0 %0 %1 %4 %21 %42 %22 %8 %2 %0 %-- 
1880 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11293441822440105152--1931
--------------121111--7
--------------47-2----13
-----------------------
Total-----------11293446831441108163--1951
 -----------0 %1 %5 %23 %43 %23 %6 %1 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/24/1997 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1000, 1000/Lot# 1768 $87.20
4/16/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 1775 $89.70
5/14/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 May US Coin Online Session #435, 435/Lot# 8909 $575.00
4/15/2012 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 45666 $632.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1355 $1,265.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 701 $333.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24840 $135.13
1/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 157693 $72.05
  PCGS MS 66   Deep Prooflike Bonhams $1,404.00


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 2194
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 741
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 602
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 481
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 450
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 319
US Type Set, 1792-1964 317
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 300
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 263
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 242
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 216
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 188
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 171
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 143
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 124
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 107
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 97
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
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 59
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 55
San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 52
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 47
Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Top 50 VAMs 45
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 37
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 37
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 30
1880 Mint Set 29
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 26
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 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
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 15
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
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
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 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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