1878-S & 1880-S U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars VF
|Item Number: 44659|
|“First and Scarcest” 1878-S San Francisco Morgan Dollar -- |
Of the 1878-1882 five first San Francisco Mint Morgans considered the best struck in the 95-issue series, this original 1878-S issue is the scarcest overall. It introduced the Morgan silver dollar to the Wild West at a time when the recently opened San Francisco Mint was America’s finest coin-producing facility. The S-mint boasted the latest minting equipment and specialized in silver dollars. Our nicely detailed Very Fine quality saw comparatively light circulation.
“Top Beauty Rival” 1880-S San Francisco Morgan Silver Dollar --
In 1880, at the height of the Wild West era, the Morgan dollar was the only silver coin struck by the San Francisco Mint. Consequently, special care was lavished on the production of these coins. When considering which Morgan silver dollar was the most beautifully minted for commerce, numismatists almost invariably narrow the field to the 1880-S and 1881-S issues. Our clearly detailed Very Fine quality circulated well over one hundred years ago.