1880 Morgan Silver Dollar

Last updated: July, 15 2022

High end Silver Dollars from 1880, more specifically Morgan Silver Dollars, are usually valued at $700.00 or more if the coin is MS65 or greater. On average however silver dollars from 1880 will only fetch $180.00. If the coin has been well used and the majority of features are worn and not very crisp, the coin will usually only be worth $30.00. The pricing floor for this coin is really set by the current silver spot price as these lovely ladies are 90% silver containing .7735 oz in total. Scroll down to the Advanced Price List for full details.


1880 Morgan Silver Dollar
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  • Year: 1880
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Morgan Silver Dollar
  • Price: $30.00-$700.00+
  • Face Value: 1.00 USD
  • Produced: 12,600,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.7735 oz.
  • Melt Value: $22.87





Notes: These coins are selling for up to $1200 but most sells are coming in around the $700 range.


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There were very few errors in 1880 for the Morgan Silver dollars. There are some known off center strikes, a "Hangnail" error which is a vertical die gouge, and a 8 over 7 error. The 8 over 7 error was the result of the mint reusing Morgan Dollars from 1879.


8 over High 7 Error



Price Chart

Rates listed here refer to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If new to collecting the prices below might not make sense.


The floor on this coin is worse case scenario the melt value. The coins true value even in VG / F / EF condition however is many times more than melt value.

  • Grade VG8 = $34-$56
  • Grade F12 = $41-$69
  • Grade VF20 = $56-$94
  • Grade EF40 = $60-$100
  • Grade AU50 = $68-$113
  • Grade AU53 = $75-$125
  • Grade AU55 = $83-$138
  • Grade AU58 = $90-$150
  • Grade MS60 = $105-$163
  • Grade MS61 = $105-$175
  • Grade MS62 = $113-$188
  • Grade MS63 = $146-$244
  • Grade MS64 = $161-$269
  • Grade MS65 = $263-$438
  • Grade MS66 = $1,125-$1,875


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How much is a 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $30.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $700 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1880, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


Specs & Design

This coin has a total mass of 26.73 g, a diameter of 1.5 in, and a thickness of 2.4 mm. It's edge is Reeded, and the coins are composed of 90.0% Silver & 10.0% Copper.


Designer: George T. Morgan


Front (Obverse): Profile view of Lady Liberty looking to the left. The words "E Pluribus Unum" that translates to "Out of Many, One" referring to the many states that make the country the United States. The date is located at the center bottom. 13 stars circle the coin adjacent to the lettering. These represent the original 13 colonies.


Back (Reverse): The reverse is a bald eagle clasping arrows and an olive branch in its claws. This represents peace and war, as the United States is capable of both. The eagle's wings are spread out and it too is glancing to the left. The words "In God We Trust", "United States of America", and "One Dollar" are all present on the reverse as well.



Most Valuable

The most valuable Morgan Silver Dollar's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Morgan Silver Dollar 1893 S $550k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1901 $425.5k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1889 CC $280k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1884 S $250k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1893 O $180k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1895 O $165k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1896 O $140k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1886 O $140k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1892 S $130k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1893 CC $70k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1895 $70k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1879 CC $49k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1894 O $45k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1897 O $43k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1894 $35k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1883 S $26k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1880 O $22k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1895 S $18k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1903 S $17k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1896 S $12k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1878 $12k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1904 S $8.5k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1892 CC $5,650
Morgan Silver Dollar 1894 S $5.5k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1891 O $4.5k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1893 $4.5k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1891 CC $3.5k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1892 O $3.2k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1891 $3k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1890 CC $3k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1889 O $2.5k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1892 $2,350
Morgan Silver Dollar 1879 O $2,350
Morgan Silver Dollar 1901 S $2.3k
Morgan Silver Dollar 1888 S $2.3k
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1880 Morgan Silver Dollars Silver?

Yes! Morgan Dollar's produced in 1880 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.7735 troy oz or 24.05 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $7.13 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $22.87, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1888 S Morgan Silver Dollar is $22.87 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $29.57 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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