1879-S $1 Reverse of 1878 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 06915522
PCGS#: 7094

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1879, the Mint made Morgan Silver Dollars with two different reverses.  The first, called "Reverse of 1878 or "Second Reverse"" was a holdover from the previous year and shows a flat-breasted eagle and a flat feather on the top fletch of the arrows.  The second, call "Reverse of 1879" or "Third Reverse" has an eagle with a nice, rounded breast and a slanted feather on the top fletch of the arrows.  The Reverse of 1878 is considerably rarer than the Reverse of 1879, especially in high grades.

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: George T. Morgan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 9,110,000 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
90
1
2
53
1
3
37
3
4
38
1
6
38
1
8
38
3
10
38
4
12
39
4
15
39
4
20
40
7
25
40
8
30
40
10
45+
43
50+
53
53+
58
55+
64
58+
86
62+
315
8
65+
7,900

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 8,900 R-3.2 5 / 117 TIE 5 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 7,400 R-3.5 21 / 117 TIE 21 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 21 / 117 TIE 21 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Jack Lee Collection - Dr. Volker Dube Collection - Heritage 2/2005:7215, $46,000 - Heritage 11/2005:2288 - Heritage 1/2009:4946 - Heritage 8/2011:7310, $43,125


1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade