Catalog Notes for 1878-S $1 MS: This is a common date through Gem levels and is known as high as at least MS68, though at that lofty level they are quite rare. Overall, the 1878-S has always been regarded as one of the more widely available pieces and has been sold in bag quantities through into at least the mid 1960s. PLs and DMPLs are understandably scarcer but are frequently encountered through MS65 levels with a few rare pieces touching as high as MS68.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: 1878-S
Denom: $1 / Silver dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 9,774,000
Coinage Type: Morgan
Coinage Years: 1878-1921
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Weight: 26.73 gr
Designer: George T. Morgan
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 7082