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1879-S Morgan Dollar Silver Coin PCGS MS64

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First issued by multiple branch mints between 1878 and 1904, the Morgan Dollar Silver Coin went on to become one of the most prized items on numismatic collectors’ markets for decades. Often, these coins are rarities thanks to the vicissitudes of time and circulation wear, but in some cases, they were struck in unusually large numbers and high quality. The San Francisco Mint struck over 9 million silver dollars in 1879, for example, producing them in sufficiently high quality that a large percentage of them still survive in uncirculated “mint state” quality. This includes the 1879-S Morgan Dollar Silver Coin now available in a grade of Mint State 64 from the team at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives in a tamper-proof plastic container with a label that confirms its NGC-certified grade of MS/64!
  • Struck in 1879 at the San Francisco Mint!
  • Contains 0.7734 Troy oz of Silver, and comprised of 90% silver and 10% copper.
  • One dollar face value backed by the United States government.
  • Obverse field features Lady Liberty in profile.
  • Reverse field features a heraldic eagle.

The 1879-S Morgan Dollar Silver Coin arrives in a secure plastic container carrying a label that confirms its Mint State 64 grade. This means it has scattered hairline scratches, scuffs, and contact marks — potentially in prime focal areas — along with an attractive eye appeal and an average strike and luster. Provident Metals fully insures your shipment against any chance of mishap en route.


The obverse field features Lady Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap in profile, accompanied by the lettering “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “1879” and with a set of thirteen decorative stars at the lower rim representing America’s founding states.


The coin’s reverse field features a heraldic eagle clutching a bundle of arrows and an olive branch in its talons, along with the “S” mint mark and the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”


One of the signature pieces of the colorful history of the Wild West — now mythologized as a place of pioneers and prospectors, outlaws and cowboys and cattle drivers — is the Morgan Silver Dollar. Its precious silver content, classic design, and remarkable size made for a valued coin when it was originally issued and have made it a sensation in collectors’ markets many decades later. There were multiple years of production at the San Francisco Mint that surpassed the norm in terms of both quantity and quality, and 1879 was one of those years.


Reach out to the Provident Metals team today for more information about this or any of our other listings, or to ask us about how to get started on collecting bullion coins. Call us at 800-313-3315, send us an e-mail, or chat online with one of our agents.

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Product Details

Year 1879
Condition MS64
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark S- San Francisco
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 3.1 mm
Diameter 38.1 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $1
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) George T. Morgan
Designer (Reverse) George T. Morgan
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Morgan Silver Dollar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 38 mm
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.3 x 2.4 x 0.4
Metal Content .7734 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3990070