1879 Morgan Silver Dollar

1879 Morgan Silver Dollar Value
1879 Morgan Silver Dollar

Coin Info

Melt Value
$17.50
Country
United States
Type
Silver Coin
Metal Content
0.77344 t oz
Face Value
$1 USD
Mintage
27,560,100

1879 Morgan Silver Dollars have nearly as many different attributed varieties as their 1878 counterparts. Not only do 1879 Morgan Silver Dollars present some challenges to coin collectors thanks to the sheer number of varieties, but also because a couple of issues from that year are quite expensive. In many cases, coin collectors will skip over collecting the specific varieties (such as the various reverse differences), instead collecting only the basic date and mintmark combinations.

The 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar was produced in four mints: Carson City, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The most valuable 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar carries the "CC" mintmark used by the Carson City Mint. It always carries a premium value because of very low production, making it the rarest 1879 Morgan Dollar. The Denver Mint used a "D", the New Orleans Mint an "O", and the San Francisco Mint an "S”. The main mint in Philadelphia did not use a mintmark.

1879 Morgan Silver Dollar Mintage Figures

  •          1879: 14,806,000; $35+
  •          1879 CC, CC over CC: 756,000; $300+
  •          1879 CC, Clear CC: mintage included above; $300+
  •          1879-O: 2,887,000; $35+
  •          1879-S, 2nd Reverse: 9,110,000; $35+
  •          1879-S, 3rd Reverse: mintage included above; $35+
  •          1879 Proof: 1,100; $3,000+

Morgan Silver Dollar enthusiasts relish the idea of seeking more than half a dozen different mint varieties for these coins and can spend years seeking an example of each before calling their collections “compete.” These die variations are often known as VAMs, which is an acronym for authors Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis – two esteemed numismatists who published a book focusing on the various types of silver dollar die varieties. While the 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar varieties listed above cover the major attributed types, there are several others that are more obscure and are more closely followed by the most die-hard of Morgan Silver Dollar collectors.


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I have a 1879 Morgan coin sanfrancisco what is the value uncirculated

James Bassett
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Hello, James --

While the values listed above on this page suggest approximately $35 for an average circulated 1879-S Morgan dollar, the price of an uncirculated specimen such as yours is higher. A Mint State-63 1879-S Morgan dollar, which represents a typical grade for an uncirculated Morgan dollar, is worth closer to $50.

Thank you for your question,
Josh @ CoinValues

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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I have a1879 ,1885 E pluriblus unum dollar cion how much is it worth

Janet Rosado
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Janet, it depends on the condition of the coin and which mint it came from. To get a general idea please read this very article. There are some value estimates above. For the 1885 you can check the 1885 Morgan Dollar info article.

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How can I sell my coins and to whom and get top dollars being secure and safe

Janet Rosado
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Your best bet is to contact a local coin shop. You can also sell them on eBay.

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I have 1879 coin morgan silver dollar.... How to sale

Remolona Ian
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The best place would probably be eBay or a local coin shop. Just make sure you check the mintmark since the Carson City Morgans are worth considerably more than the others.

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