1880 Morgan Silver Dollars

 

1880 Morgan Dollar
   The 1880 Morgan Dollar was minted in Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans and Carson City. Depending upon their condition, mint mark and rarity, Morgan silver dollars minted in 1880 can sell for a slight premium over the spot price of silver if they are in poor condition or, for more than $50,000 for a very rare proof coin.
 
    The coin was designed by George T. Morgan and measures 38.1 millimeters in diameter. At 26.73 grams, it weighs slightly less than one ounce. The Morgan Dollar is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. It is recognizable by a picture of Lady Liberty on the obverse and the American Eagle on the reverse. It is further distinguished by a reeded edge that is noticeable to the touch.

    The specific mintages are as follows, starting with the largest minting and working down to the lowest.

Philadelphia .......... 12,600,000 ..........1,355 Proofs ........... No Mint Mark
San Francisco ........ 8,900,000 .......... No Proofs ............... Mint Mark "s" beneath brow on reverse.
New Orleans .......... 5,305,000 .......... No Proofs ............... Mint Mark "o" beneath brow on reverse.
Carson City .............. 591,000 .......... No Proofs ............... Mint Mark "cc" beneath brow on reverse.