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SERIES: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1879 $1 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
7084
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
14,806,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$47,150 • PCGS MS67 • 8-1-2006 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,495,000 R-1.0 94 / 117 TIE 94 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 245,000 R-1.8 89 / 117 TIE 89 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 4,900 R-4.0 73 / 117 TIE 73 / 117 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ 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.