1880 O Morgan Dollars : All Varieties

Early Silver Dollars

Mintage: 5,305,000
Minted at: New Orleans

Designer - Engraver: George T Morgan
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 38.1 mm
Mass / Weight: 26.73 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1880 O Morgan Silver Dollar Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were two major varieties of the 1880 O Morgan Silver Dollar. The first and most common is the "Normal Date" variety which features the standard 1880 date without any major errors. The other variety is the 1880/79 Morgan dollar which features an 80 over 79 overdate. This variety is fairly easy to identify because the underlying "7" is clearly visible within the top part of the "8". A small piece of the underlying "9" is also seen inside the "0" at the upper-right side. The difference between the 1880 O normal date vs 1880/79 (80 over 79) Morgan dollar varieties is depicted above in the example comparison image. Note that these are just the major varieties - there are also many VAM varieties not listed here which could fall into one of these main categories.

Major Varieties:
1880 O Morgan Silver Dollar - Normal Date
1880/79 O Morgan Silver Dollar - 80 Over 79

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $12.97


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