1880 Silver Dollar

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  1. 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar The Silver Dollar is a coin that was first introduced back in the late 18 th century, but continued to play a role in US coinage for the next century and beyond. Up until the late 19 th century, the Silver Dollars were generally plain-looking and free from evocative imagery.
  2. There were numerous varieties of the 1880 CC Morgan Silver Dollar. The varieties can be divided up between the 'Reverse of 1878' and 'Reverse of 1879' type - featuring different designs on the reverse of the coin.

Morgan Dollar Overview

1880 Silver Dollar O

1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar, PCGS MS62, Slight toning on reverse. $150.00 + shipping. MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR – NGC SLABBED - AU53. $32.00 + $2.50 shipping. 1900-O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR COIN - NGC MS 61. $35.00 + $3.00 shipping. 1880-O Morgan Dollar Top 100 Vam 48 Hangnail NGC MS61. 1880-O Morgan silver dollars were released into circulation around the time they were minted and in dribs and drabs in later years. All were minted with the Reverse of 1879 (SAF), with rounded eagle’s breast and slanted arrow top feathers.

One of the most popular coins with collectors, the Morgan Silver Dollar was produced in a time when the United States was seeing a great revolution in industry and overall growth. Known as a coin that generally retains its value, the Morgan Dollar sees a large demand by collectors and investors alike.

The new Morgan Dollar was commissioned after the passage of the Bland-Allison Act of 1873, which allowed the mint to begin purchasing large amounts of silver. Lucky jackpot bingo. Assistant mint engraver, George T. Morgan, designed the Morgan Dollar, which was quickly accepted by the mint and put into production in 1878.

George Morgan’s silver dollar was minted from 1878 until 1904, where a shortage of silver forced the mint to stop production. The Morgan Dollar was reintroduced in 1921 after the mint was able to build up its silver holdings. 1921 also saw the introduction of the Peace Dollar, which stopped production of the Morgan Silver Dollar for good.

On the Obverse of the Morgan Dollar is a bust of Liberty facing left, with the date directly below. The words “E PLURIBUS UNUM” can be found centered above Liberty. Stars fill the space along the edges between the date and the beginning of the motto.

Morgan’s reverse features an eagle with spread wings and olive branches and arrows in its talons. A wreath starting below the eagle encircles the design. The words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “ONE DOLLAR” are found near the edges of the coin. “IN GOD WE TRUST” is found directly above the eagle, but below the words found along the edge.

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History of the 1880 Morgan Dollar

Unlike other coins in the series, the 1880 Morgan Dollar had a relatively low mintage rate. The US mint at Philadelphia reports producing only 12,600,000 examples. These low mintage numbers are why the 1880 Morgan Dollar is valued higher than other examples from the series.

The Pittman Act of 1918 saw the melting of approximately 270 million Morgan Silver Dollars of all years. Morgan Dollars also saw melting in the early 1980s as silver prices were at an all-time high. This melting makes the mint’s production numbers void, with the real surviving number much lower than what is stated.

Like all other Morgan Silver Dollars, the 1880 Morgan Dollar was made using a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. The coin weighs in at 26.73 grams and has a diameter of 38.1mm. Reeding can be found on the edges and denticles are around both the obverse and reverse.

1880/79 Overdate Morgan Dollar

Like other early Morgan Dollars, the 1880 Morgan Dollar did have a mint error that is sought after by collectors. This error is considered a major error and carries a premium over normal strikes.

1880/79 Overdate variety is unique in that the date was applied directly over the previously years’ date. This occurs when a previous die that was still in usable condition had the new date punched over the old date. Overdating helped save the mint money as dies were expensive to make, but the process was not meant to make parts of the previous date visible.

To identify this error, one must look at the last two digits in the date and see if they show any signs that a previous date was present. Most times, part of a “7” can be seen on the “8” in “80”. Another telling part is where the “9” from “79” can be seen on the raised parts of the “0” in “80”.

Magnification could be of use when trying to find this error as parts of the ovedate are very hard to see. Not many examples of this error were produced and it is very rare to find today. If you determine that your 1880 Morgan Dollar is an overdate, be sure to take it to a coin dealer for a second opinion.

Value of the 1880 Morgan Dollar

Low mintage, combined with the huge amounts melted by the government and consumers, makes the value of the 1880 Morgan Dollar much higher than other dates.

Average condition 1880 Morgan Dollars are valued somewhere around $28. Uncirculated examples in MS-60 retail for $47. Higher grades of MS-63 see a value of $65 and those in MS-65 see a huge increase to $675.

For 1880/79 Morgan Dollars, Uncirculated MS-60 examples bring $100. An MS-65 example is projected to be worth $3,377! These huge increases in price over regular strikes are due to fewer examples available on the market.

1880 Silver Dollar No Mint Mark

Since an exact number on the number of 1880 Morgan Dollars remaining is not available, it is hard for collectors and dealers to accurately price the coin. Because of this uncertainty, the prices of 1880 Morgan Dollars may increase in value in the coming years.

Early Silver Dollars

Minted at: New Orleans

Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Mass / Weight: 26.73 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
This variety of the 1880 O Morgan Silver Dollar features the normal date variety with no major special features on the date. The difference between the 1880 O normal date vs 1880/79 Morgan dollar varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:
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1880 O Morgan Silver Dollar Value

USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar (Normal Date Variety) is Worth $36 in Average Condition and can be Worth $107 to $27,282 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. Click here to Learn How to use Coin Price Charts. Also, click here to Learn About Grading Coins. The Melt Value shown below is how Valuable the Coin's Metal is Worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US Coin.
MELT VALUE: $21.15
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Morgan Silver Dollar 1880s

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    Condition: Fine
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    Condition: xf
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    Condition: VERY FINE
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    Certification Agency: ANACS
    Certification Number: 6296223
    Condition: AU50
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    Certification Number: Micro O
    Condition: Gem BU
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    Certification Agency: PCGS
    Certification Number: 7114.95/38110051
    Condition: Almost uncirculated
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    Condition: Circulated