1880 S Morgan Dollars : 80 Over 79

Early Silver Dollars

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: San Francisco

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.):
1880/79 S Morgan Silver Dollar - 80 Over 79 Overdate
One major variety is the 1880/79 S Morgan Silver Dollar with an 80/79 overdate from the San Francisco Mint (sometimes known as VAM-8 or VAM-9). This coin features an 1880 date struck over the previous year of 1879 date - which resulted in an 80 over 79 date. This variety is fairly easy to identify because the underlying "7" is clearly visible within the top part of the "8" as a small rough patch. A small piece of the underlying "9" is also seen inside the "0" at the upper-right and even small piece at the bottom-left side. The difference between the 1880 S normal date vs 1880/79 vs 1880/9 Morgan dollar varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1880 S Normal Date vs 1880/79 vs 1880/9 Morgan Silver Dollar - Difference and Comparison
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar (80 Over 79 Variety) is Worth $42 in Average Condition and can be Worth $99 to $298 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. Click here to Learn How to use Coin Price Charts. Also, click here to Learn About Grading Coins. The Melt Value shown below is how Valuable the Coin's Metal is Worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US Coin.

MELT VALUE: $17.31

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