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MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS (1878-1921)

1899 Morgan Dollar Obverse    1899 Morgan Dollar Reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1878 

10,500,000

750

Major varieties include the 8 Tail Feathers reverse, 7 Tail Feathers reverse, 7/8 Tail Feathers reverse and Reverse of 1879.  Among Proofs, the 1878 7 Tail Feathers, Reverse of 1879 is the rarest.

1878-CC

2,212,000

0

 

1878-S

9,774,000

0

 

1879

14,806,000

1,100

 

1879-CC

756,000

0

Found with Clear and Capped (rusted) mintmarks.

1879-O

2,887,000

est. 12

 

1879-S

9,110,000

0

 

1880

12,600,000

1,355

 

1880-CC

591,000

0

 

1880-O

5,305,000

0

 

1880-S

8,900,000

0

 

1881

9,162,991

984

 

1881-CC

296,000

0

 

1881-O

5,708,000

0

 

1881-S

12,760,000

0

 

1882

11,100,000

1,100

 

1882-CC

1,133,000

0

 

1882-O

6,090,000

0

Look for the rare O/S variety.

1882-S

9,250,000

0

 

1883

12,290,000

1,039

 

1883-CC

1,204,000

0

 

1883-O

8,725,000

est. 12

 

1883-S

6,250,000

0

 

1884

14,070,000

875

 

1884-CC

1,136,000

3 known

 

1884-O

9,730,000

Unique

 

1884-S

3,200,000

0

 

1885

17,787,000

930

 

1885-CC

228,000

0

 

1885-O

9,185,000

0

 

1885-S

1,497,000

0

 

1886

19,963,000

886

 

1886-O

10,710,000

0

 

1886-S

750,000

0

 

1887

20,290,000

710

 

1887-O

11,550,000

0

Look for the rare 1887/6-O overdate.

1887-S

1,771,000

0

 

1888

19,183,000

832

 

1888-O

12,150,000

0

 

1888-S

657,000

0

 

1889

21,726,000

811

 

1889-CC

350,000

0

Rare, key date issue.

1889-O

11,875,000

0

 

1889-S

700,000

0

 

1890

16,802,000

590

 

1890-CC

2,309,041

0

 

1890-O

10,701,100

0

 

1890-S

8,230,373

0

 

1891

8,693,556

650

 

1891-CC

1,618,000

0

 

1891-O

7,954,529

0

 

1891-S

5,296,000

0

 

1892

1,036,000

1,245

 

1892-CC

1,352,000

0

 

1892-O

2,744,000

0

 

1892-S

1,200,000

0

 

1893

378,000

792

 

1893-CC

677,000

est. 12

 

1893-O

300,000

0

 

1893-S

100,000

0

Rare in all grades.

1894

110,000

972

Not as rare as the mintage suggests, but still very popular because it "looks" rare.

1894-O

1,723,000

0

 

1894-S

1,260,000

0

 

1895

12,000

880

None of the circulation strikes has ever been seen...experts believe they were all melted down

1895-O

450,000

0

 

1895-S

400,000

0

 

1896

9,976,000

762

 

1896-O

4,900,000

0

 

1896-S

5,000,000

0

 

1897

2,822,000

731

 

1897-O

4,004,000

0

 

1897-S

5,825,000

0

 

1898

5,884,000

735

 

1898-O

4,400,000

0

 

1898-S

4,102,000

0

 

1899

330,000

846

 

1899-O

12,290,000

0

 

1899-S

2,562,000

0

 

1900

8,830,000

912

 

1900-O

12,590,000

0

 

1900-S

3,540,000

0

 

1901

6,962,000

813

 

1901-O

13,320,000

0

 

1901-S

2,284,000

0

 

1902

7,994,000

777

 

1902-O

8,636,000

0

 

1902-S

1,530,000

0

 

1903

4,652,000

755

 

1903-O

4,450,000

0

 

1903-S

1,241,000

0

 

1904

2,788,000

650

 

1904-O

3,720,000

0

 

1904-S

2,304,000

0

 

1921

44,690,000

est. 250

Proofs were made on numismatist Farran Zerbe's behalf, followed by more made for Henry Chapman.

1921-D

20,345,000

0

 

1921-S

21,695,000

Rumored to exist

Supposedly, Proofs were made on Farran Zerbe's behalf in 1921.

 
 

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