1879 Morgan Silver Dollar

1879 Morgan Silver Dollar Value
1879 Morgan Silver Dollar

Coin Info

Melt Value
$12.17
Country
United States
Type
Silver Coin
Metal Content
0.77344 t oz
Face Value
$1 USD
Mintage
27,560,100
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1879

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.



1879 Morgan Silver Dollar Past Sales & Prices

1879-S REVERSE OF 1878 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR PCGS MS 64+ WHITE PREMIUM QUALITY PQ
Sale Price: $2,280.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879-S REVERSE OF 1878 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR PCGS MS 64+ WHITE PREMIUM QUALITY PQ
1879 CC Morgan dollar PCGS/CAC XF40
Sale Price: $895.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879 CC Morgan dollar PCGS/CAC XF40
1879-S MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 65 BEAUTIFUL COIN GEM BU FREE SHIPPING
Sale Price: $169.99
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879-S MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 65 BEAUTIFUL COIN GEM BU FREE SHIPPING
1879-S PCGS MS65 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR!!
Sale Price: $165.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879-S PCGS MS65 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR!!
1879 S Morgan Silver Dollar MS 65 PCGS OGH (#7952)
Sale Price: $162.50
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879 S Morgan Silver Dollar MS 65 PCGS OGH (#7952)
1879 S - NGC MS 63 PL - Proof Like - Morgan Silver Dollar
Sale Price: $75.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879 S - NGC MS 63 PL - Proof Like - Morgan Silver Dollar
1879 S PCGS MS63 SILVER MORGAN DOLLAR $1 COIN
Sale Price: $64.95
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879 S PCGS MS63 SILVER MORGAN DOLLAR $1 COIN
1879 S NGC MS63 Morgan Silver Dollar
Sale Price: $59.50
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1879 S NGC MS63 Morgan Silver Dollar
1879-CC Morgan Silver Dollar $1 - PCGS VF Details - Rare Carson City Coin
Sale Price: $335.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-CC Morgan Silver Dollar $1 - PCGS VF Details - Rare Carson City Coin
1879 S ☆ NGC MS66 ☆ Should be Proof Like, Exceptional Eye Appeal ☆ Nice Coin ~
Sale Price: $285.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879 S ☆ NGC MS66 ☆ Should be Proof Like, Exceptional Eye Appeal ☆ Nice Coin ~
1879-O Morgan Dollar $ MS62 NGC
Sale Price: $170.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-O Morgan Dollar $ MS62 NGC
1879-CC Morgan Silver Dollar $1 - NGC G6
Sale Price: $111.50
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-CC Morgan Silver Dollar $1 - NGC G6
1879-S $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64 Outstanding Coin Free Shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sale Price: $91.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64 Outstanding Coin Free Shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!
1879-S MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 64
Sale Price: $75.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 64
1879-S $1 MORGAN DOLLAR -- PCGS MS 63 --TOUGH- OLD HOLDER / ORIGINAL- MINT STATE
Sale Price: $75.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S $1 MORGAN DOLLAR -- PCGS MS 63 --TOUGH- OLD HOLDER / ORIGINAL- MINT STATE
1879 P Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS63
Sale Price: $73.05
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879 P Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS63
1879-S $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64 Outstanding light goldish toning
Sale Price: $72.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64 Outstanding light goldish toning
1879-S MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 64
Sale Price: $72.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 64
1879-S $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63 Outstanding Coin Free Shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sale Price: $69.99
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63 Outstanding Coin Free Shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!
1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-63 Toned Rainbow Color (50)
Sale Price: $63.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-63 Toned Rainbow Color (50)
1879-S Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63 - #8730
Sale Price: $59.00
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879-S Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63 - #8730
1879 Morgan Dollar MS-62 PCGS - #8729
Sale Price: $56.05
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1879 Morgan Dollar MS-62 PCGS - #8729
1879-S REVERSE OF 78 TOP-100 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR REDFIELD COLLECTION NGC MS 63
Sale Price: $628.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-S REVERSE OF 78 TOP-100 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR REDFIELD COLLECTION NGC MS 63
1879 Morgan Dollar $ MS65 PCGS
Sale Price: $595.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 Morgan Dollar $ MS65 PCGS
1879-CC CAPPED DIE - ANACS - EF-40 - MORGAN DOLLAR
Sale Price: $589.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-CC CAPPED DIE - ANACS - EF-40 - MORGAN DOLLAR
1879-S Rev 78' Morgan Dollar PCGS MS61 BLAST WHITE PQ KEY DATE TOP 100 VAM *NR
Sale Price: $242.51
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-S Rev 78' Morgan Dollar PCGS MS61 BLAST WHITE PQ KEY DATE TOP 100 VAM *NR
1879-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Top-100 NGC VF20 VAM-3 Capped CC *hucky*
Sale Price: $220.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Top-100 NGC VF20 VAM-3 Capped CC *hucky*
1879-P MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR, CERTIFIED PCGS MS-64
Sale Price: $185.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-P MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR, CERTIFIED PCGS MS-64
1879-CC NGC VG10 * VAM-3 Capped Die * Key Date * #4292162-022
Sale Price: $175.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-CC NGC VG10 * VAM-3 Capped Die * Key Date * #4292162-022
1879-O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR $1 NGC MS62~INV#1799
Sale Price: $157.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR $1 NGC MS62~INV#1799
1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-65
Sale Price: $148.50
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-65
1879 MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63
Sale Price: $95.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63
1879 S PCGS MS64 Morgan Silver Dollar Item# T1887
Sale Price: $86.63
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 S PCGS MS64 Morgan Silver Dollar Item# T1887
1879 PCGS MS-63 Great Buy with E-Bucks Offer!
Sale Price: $79.95
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 PCGS MS-63 Great Buy with E-Bucks Offer!
1879-S Morgan dollar NGC MS64
Sale Price: $76.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-S Morgan dollar NGC MS64
1879 S PCGS MS64 Morgan Silver Dollar Item# T1886
Sale Price: $75.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 S PCGS MS64 Morgan Silver Dollar Item# T1886
1879 S Brilliant Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Rainbow Toning
Sale Price: $71.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 S Brilliant Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Rainbow Toning
1879-S Morgan Dollar - MS-63 PCGS
Sale Price: $68.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-S Morgan Dollar - MS-63 PCGS
1879-S MS63 Morgan Silver Dollar, PCGS Graded UNC High Grade F726
Sale Price: $60.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-S MS63 Morgan Silver Dollar, PCGS Graded UNC High Grade F726
1879-S MS63 Morgan Silver Dollar, PCGS Graded UNC High Grade F728
Sale Price: $60.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879-S MS63 Morgan Silver Dollar, PCGS Graded UNC High Grade F728
1879 S PCGS MS-63 Great Buiy With E-Bucks Offer!
Sale Price: $54.95
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 S PCGS MS-63 Great Buiy With E-Bucks Offer!
1879 S Rev 79 Morgan Dollar ANACS MS60 VAM-41 Superb Toning Rainbowing
Sale Price: $45.01
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1879 S Rev 79 Morgan Dollar ANACS MS60 VAM-41 Superb Toning Rainbowing

Comments (6)

  1. James Bassett

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

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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

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  1. Janet Rosado

I have a1879 ,1885 E pluriblus unum dollar cion how much is it worth

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  1. Coin Values    Janet Rosado

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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  1. Janet Rosado

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

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  1. Coin Values    Janet Rosado

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

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