1879-S $1 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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WHICH REVERSE?

WHICH REVERSE?

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
7094
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
9,110,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Die Varieties

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jack Lee 3 Collection - Dr. Volker Dube Collection - Heritage 2/2005:7215, $46,000 - Heritage 11/2005:2288, $40,250 - Heritage 1/2009:4946, $28,750 - Heritage 8/2011:7310, $43,125

1 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:184, $23,000 - Heritage 7/2005:10279, $63,250 - Heritage 4/2007:13, $35,938

3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jack Lee 3 Collection - Dr. Volker Dube Collection - Heritage 2/2005:7215, $46,000 - Heritage 11/2005:2288, $40,250 - Heritage 1/2009:4946, $28,750 - Heritage 8/2011:7310, $43,125

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:184, $23,000 - Heritage 7/2005:10279, $63,250 - Heritage 4/2007:13, $35,938

#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
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.