The 1880 Morgan silver dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1880 Silver Dollar

Specifications

Type: Morgan Silver Dollar
Year: 1880
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .77344 oz.
Total Weight: 26.73 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $13.09

The US minted the 1880 silver dollar with no mint mark and also the 1880 CC silver dollar, 1880 O silver dollar, and 1880 S silver dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the wreath.

The 1880 silver dollar series has several different variations, and each variation is valued differently. Most of these varitations involve numbers minted over other numbers. For example there is the 80 over 79 variation where the number number 80 is minted over the number 79. Another example is 8 over high 7, where the number 8 is minted over a high 7. This is different then the 8 over low 7, where the 8 is minted over a lower 7 where it's easier to see the 7.

In addition there are different pattern variations on the reverse side of the coin. There is the variation with the second reverse, which has a parallel top arrow feather and a concave breast. Next there is the variation with the third reverse, which has a slanted top arrow feather is slanted and a convex breast.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1880 Philadelphia 12,600,000
1880 CC Carson City 495,000
1880 O New Orleans 5,305,000
1880 S San Francisco 8,900,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $13.09 as of December 15, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.92 per ounce.

No Mint Mark Philadelphia Coins

The 1880 silver dollar with no mint mark is worth around $40 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $42. In uncirculated condition the price is around $50 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $550.

The 1880 silver dollar with no mint mark 80/79 variation is worth around $35 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $37. In uncirculated condition the price is around $150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $4,000.

Carson City Mint Mark Coins

The 1880 CC silver dollar 80 over 79 variation with the second reverse is worth around $220 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $285. In uncirculated condition the price is around $500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $2,500.

The 1880 CC silver dollar 8 over 7 variation with the second reverse is worth around $210 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $285. In uncirculated condition the price is around $550 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $2,000.

The 1880 CC silver dollar 8 over high 7 variation with the third reverse is worth around $210 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $275. In uncirculated condition the price is around $500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $1,000.

The 1880 CC silver dollar 8 over low 7 variation with the third reverse is worth around $270 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $365. In uncirculated condition the price is around $600 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $1,000.

New Orleans Mint Mark Coins

The 1880 O silver dollar is worth around $40 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $42. In uncirculated condition the price is around $90 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $14,000.

The 1880 O silver dollar 80 over 79 variation is worth around $40 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $42. In uncirculated condition the price is around $150 for coins with an MS 60 grade.

San Francisco Mint Mark Coins

The 1880 S silver dollar is worth around $30 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $33. In uncirculated condition the price is around $45 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $125.

The 1880 S silver dollar 80 over 79 variation is worth around $30 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $40. In uncirculated condition the price is around $55 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $275.

Lastly the 1880 S silver dollar 0 over 9 variation is worth around $35 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $40. In uncirculated condition the price is around $63 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $275.

Proof Coins

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $3,000 in PR 63 condition. There were 1,355 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Very fine- About two thirds of Liberty's hair lines from above her forehead her ear are visible.

Extremely fine- Liberty's hair lines and ear look strong.

MS 60 Uncirculated condition- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 65 Uncirculated condition- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks are present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1881 Silver Dollar
1879 Silver Dollar
1879 Trade Dollar