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Obverse of 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar


1880 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7096, 7097, 97097, 7315, 7098, 7099

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,600,000
Proofs: 1,355

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Winthrop Carner

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-69.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 291, illustrated, sold for $52,900.00  From the Jack Lee silver dollar collection

NGC Proof-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2849, sold for $9,200.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2851, sold for $6,900.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2
PCGS Proof 66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3594, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2016, illustrated, sold for $4,255.00

Proof-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7037, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00 - Previously offered in Jan. 2000 FUN Sale, Lot 5418

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 417, sold for $977.50

Proof-62 Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7037, not illustrated, sold for $690.00 -  Previously offered in Jan. 2000 FUN Sale, Lot 5417

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6374, plated, sold for $5,750.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6375, plated, sold for $4,600.00  From the Holdings of Andy Hansen

NGC MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6240, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8203, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 363, sold for $4,370.00

NGC MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6377, plated, unsold

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8202, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1516 at $460.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6373, plated, sold for $632.50  From the Fred Firestone Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 292, illustrated, sold for $517.50

MS-64 DMPL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 418, sold for $4,600.00

ANACS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6239, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

PCGS MS64 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6376, not illustrated, sold for $948.75

Very Choice Brilliant Proof, two-toned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1190, plated, sold for $3,737.50

ANACS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6378, "VAM-9, 8/7", not illustrated, sold for $184.00

Notes:
The 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar is readily obtainable in Mint State, but Gems are somewhat scarce.  The most common Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-64.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 34 MS-66s, are 2 MS-66 Prooflikes, and a single MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Varieties include 8/7 overdates which show a 7 beneath the second 8 of the date.  The finest "8/7" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's and a single MS-64 Prooflike.

Proofs of this date are among the most plentiful in the series, due in large part to one of the highest Proof mintages of any date.  The finest Proofs graded by PCGS are 4 PR-68's! The finest Proof Cameos graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-68's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 

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