1879 $1 MS66 Certification #-9169, PCGS #7084

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
14806000
Weight
26.73 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
70
Pop Lower
14900
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1495000 R-1.0 94 / 117 TIE 94 / 117 TIE
All Grades 245000 R-1.8 89 / 117 TIE 89 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 4900 R-4.0 73 / 117 TIE 73 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

“Gold River” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

“Obsession” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade