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1879 $1, DMPL (Regular Strike)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS MS66DMPL

PCGS MS66DMPL

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PCGS MS65+DMPL

PCGS MS65+DMPL

PCGS MS65DMPL

PCGS MS65DMPL

PCGS #:
97085
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
14,806,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 84 / 117 TIE 84 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 84 / 117 TIE 84 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 37 / 117 TIE 37 / 117 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 2,000
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 84 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 84 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 37 / 117 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 84 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 84 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 37 / 117 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66DMPL PCGS grade
2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
8 MS64DMPL PCGS grade
8 MS64DMPL PCGS grade
8 MS64DMPL PCGS grade
#1 MS66DMPL PCGS grade
#2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
#2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
#2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
#2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
#2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
#2 MS65DMPL PCGS grade
#8 MS64DMPL PCGS grade
#8 MS64DMPL PCGS grade
#8 MS64DMPL PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1879, the U.S, Mint at Philadelphia made three different Dollar coins: Morgan Dollars; Trade Dollars (Proof-only); and Gold Dollars. Among the Morgan Dollars, the 1879 is popular because it is easy to obtain in all grades, including Gem condition. This date even shows up in MS67, though very infrequently.

Prooflike and Deep Prooflike 1879 Morgan Dollars are actually quite scarce and they represent just a small percentage of the total population. Deep Mirror Prooflike examples are almost twice as rare as Prooflikes.

The strike quality of this date is usually excellent.