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1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS66

1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS66
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Why add this 1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?

1879 marked the second year of release of the United States Mint's Morgan Silver Dollar series. Designed by George T. Morgan, coins of the series were struck until 1921 when it was replaced by the Peace Dollar. This impressive Mint State Morgan Silver Dollar was struck from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver at the San Francisco Mint in 1879, its final mintage declared to be 9,110,000 coins.

Magnificent Patriotic Design

Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse, her hair entwined with a garland of oak leaves, wheat grains and cotton blossoms tamed by a "LIBERTY" inscribed crown and a Phrygian cap. "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "1879" and thirteen stars surround the portrait.

An eagle holding an olive branch and three arrows is illustrated on the reverse, with a laurel wreath and San Francisco's Mint mark "S" below. The inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR" accompany the image.

Exceptional Mint State 66 Silver Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this superbly struck 1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar coin a Mint State 66. Expect this coin to possess an even strike featuring dramatically detailed designs with full original mint luster and spectacular eye appeal. The condition of the coin is protected, sonically sealed in a NGC holder with certification label.

This second year of issue 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint belongs in your collection! Don't delay, purchase this highly graded example from MCM now!


Year of Issue:1879
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS66
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:24.055 g
Weight in Ounces:0.7734 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:9,110,000
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath
Reverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
Obverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan