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1880-S SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7118, 7119, 97119, 7120, 7121, 97121, 7122, 7123, 97123

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,900,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-68 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1704, sold for $2,472.50 "to the book"

PCGS MS-68.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6395, plated, sold for $4,887.50  From the holdings of Andy Hansen

PCGS MS-68.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2025, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

PCGS MS-67. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' "The Robert W. Schwan Sale" October 2000, Lot  1523, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6392, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6393, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6394, not illustrated, sold for $506.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 295, not illustrated, sold for $586.50

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 82, not illustrated, sold for $414.00  From the Great Southwest Gold and Silver Collection

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1053, not illustrated, sold for $414.00  From the Great Southwest Gold and Silver Collection

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1054, not illustrated, sold for $414.00  From the Great Southwest Gold and Silver Collection

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1055, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1056, not illustrated, not sold


NGC MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6253, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

NGC MS-66 Deep Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1057, not illustrated, not sold


PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6254, "1880/79", not illustrated, sold for $276.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 927, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 84, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 85, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1058, not illustrated, sold for $201.25

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated, Prooflike.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1334, not plated, sold for $230.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 479, not plated, sold for $402.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 480, not plated, sold for $115.00

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6252, not illustrated, sold for $448.50

NGC MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6396, "1880/79, VAM-8", not illustrated, sold for $718.75

NGC MS-65 PL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1062, not illustrated, sold for $92.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 659, sold for $80.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 660, sold for $69.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 661, sold for $63.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 662, sold for $69.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1794, sold for $75.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1795, sold for $70.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 928, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 481, not plated, sold for $431.25

Recent appearances:
NGC  MS-68.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8212, illustrated, sold for $2,357.50

PCGS MS-68.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 924, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

PCGS MS-67 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8224, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS MS-67 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8220, not illustrated, sold for $2,012.50

PCGS MS-67 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8219, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-67 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8218, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-67 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8217, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

PCGS MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8211, not illustrated, sold for $494.50

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 433 sold for $414.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 925, illustrated, sold for $862.00

PCGS MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8223, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8222, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8215, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8214, not illustrated, sold for $425.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8210, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8209, not illustrated, sold for $218.50

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8221, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

Notes:
The 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar is the second most common date in the series (after the 1881-S) and it is known for being well struck, bright and visually appealing.  The most common Uncirculated grades are MS-64 and MS-65; even MS-67 examples are readily obtainable.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-69's, a single MS-69 Prooflike, and 2 MS-68 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Two rare overdates include one with a 7 beneath the second 8 of the date and another with a 9 under the 0.

The finest "8/7" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's, 2 MS-66 Prooflikes, and a single MS-67 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

The finest "1880/9" examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-68, 3 MS-65 Prooflikes, and 4 MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service