1879-S $1 Reverse of 1878 MS61 Certification #37714809, PCGS #7094

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.

PCGS #
7094
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
9110000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2810
Pop Lower
1385
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 8900 R-3.2 5 / 117 TIE 5 / 117 TIE
All Grades 7400 R-3.5 21 / 117 TIE 21 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 21 / 117 TIE 21 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 8900
All Grades 7400
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-3.2
All Grades R-3.5
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 5 / 117 TIE
All Grades 21 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 117 TIE
All Grades 21 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 117 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 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

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