1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar

1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar

There were 8.9 million 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint. The 1880-S Morgan Dollar is one of the most common to find in the Morgan dollar series. As people search for higher grades of this coin, they become more scarce. 


History of the 1880-S Morgan Dollar

The 1880-S Morgan Dollar was the only silver coin struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1880. It has an excellent strike, and the luster is typically frosty and attractive. Many of the 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollars were stored at the San Francisco Mint until roughly 1913. Bag quantities were released starting in the 1950s, just as many of the other silver dollars were released during this time by the Treasury. 

The obverse of the coin has a bust of a female wearing a crown with flowers tucked in and around her hair. There are also stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Silver dollar has an eagle in the center, with its wings spread, holding an olive branch and three arrows. It has a wreath framing the image. 


1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The 1880-S Morgan Silver dollar value ranges from a few dollars to upwards of $60,000 for higher grades. This coin is fairly easy to find circulated, and in many different grades. The San Francisco Mint did a great job with these coins and most are well-struck with a nice luster. They would make a great addition to any Morgan Dollar series collection. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar 

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: San Francisco

Total mintage: 8,900,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters