Morgan Silver $1 dollar coin 1878-S

One of the more common dates in the series. Mintage limited to 9,774,000 coins. 2nd most widely minted of the Morgans, with prices from $30+ to $300+ dollars each these Morgan Silver Dollars are affordable and a must have for any serious coin collector.

Brilliant Uncirculated coins are graded by ANA Grading Standards. UNCIRCULATED (MS60) A strictly Uncirculated coin with no trace of wear, but with bagmarks and other abrasions more obvious than for MS-63. May have a few small rim marks and weakly struck spots. Has full mint luster but may lack brilliance, and surface may be spotted or heavily toned. UNCIRCULATED (MS63) A mint State coin with attractive mint luster, but noticeable detracting contact marks or minor blemishes.

Diameter ( mm )DenominationThickness ( mm 
38.1 mmMass total 26,73 Gr 
21,92 Gr (0,77344 ounces) of pure silver.
4,81 Gr of pure Copper.
2.4 mm (0.09 in)
EdgeDenominationComposition
Reeded$190% silver and 10% coper
MintMintmarkYear
San Francisco City Mint(S).1878 with 9,774,000 manufactured.
1878 S Morgan Silver Dollar MS 64. Purchased from Apmex $105
BU 1878 S. S

By Alexandre Laurent

Alexandre Laurentl is working in the jewelry and investment gold since 2002. Alexandre graduated from The Normandy School of Business and from the University of Perpignan a Bachelor of economics in 1995.

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