History, Information, and Value of 1879 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar with 1879 Reverse
The 1879-S Morgan Silver Dollars with Reverse of 1879 (SAF) variety is among the most plentiful of Morgan dollars in the 1878-1904 date range. Most pieces are in Mint State and have excellent eye appeal. Coins are usually well struck on both sides, and show brilliance and luster. All 1879 coins were regular issue strikes.
A Circulated 1879-S Morgan Is Worth A Little More Than Silver: This plentiful issue is always available at reasonable cost in all grades from VF up to AU.
It Is Extremely Common Even In Perfect Condition: As should be expected from the large mintage, this date can readily be obtained at any Mint State level. It was not heavily distributed at the time of striking and untold bag quantities remained in storage at the San Francisco Mint for decades. In 1942 dozens if not hundreds of bags were paid out. During the Treasury releases in the early 1960s perhaps as many as one million more examples were made available. Cherrypick this date for minimal bagmarks.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1879.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar; S.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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