As of May, 2024, a 1879-O Dollar VAM 4 O/Horizontal O in circulated condition is worth between $56.00 and $225.00, while an uncirculated specimen can be valued between $360.00 and $13,500.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $600.00 in the 09/19/2022 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: George T. Morgan
Edge: Reeded
Diameter: 38.10 millimeters
Weight: 26.73 grams
Mintage: 2,887,000
Mint: New Orleans
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

1879-O Dollar Vam 4 O/Horizontal O (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State360.0013,500.002,660.00
About Uncirculated90.00225.00134.50
Extremely Fine66.0077.0072.67
Fine and Very Fine56.0065.0060.67

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1879 Morgan Dollar. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1879-CC Dollar (Regular Strike)180.005,250.005,500.00265,000.00
1879-CC Dollar Capped Die (Regular Strike)120.004,400.005,500.0062,500.00
1879-O Dollar (Regular Strike)36.00135.00160.0030,000.00
1879-S Dollar (Regular Strike)30.0073.0075.0034,000.00
1879-S Dollar Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)65.00560.00650.0052,500.00
1879 Dollar (Regular Strike)36.0080.0090.0070,000.00
1879 Dollar (Proof)775.001,800.002,250.0040,000.00
1879-O Dollar, BM (Proof)N/AN/A275,000.00340,000.00
1879 Dollar, DMPL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A285.0030,500.00
1879 Dollar, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A175.005,500.00
1879-CC Dollar, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A5,850.0057,500.00
1879-CC Dollar, DMPL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6,500.0090,000.00
1879-CC Dollar Capped Die, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6,750.0035,000.00
1879-O Dollar, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A275.0011,500.00
1879-CC Dollar Capped Die, DMPL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A8,000.00120,000.00
1879-O Dollar, DMPL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A450.0040,000.00
1879-CC Dollar VAM 3 Capped Die (Regular Strike)150.004,500.005,500.0065,000.00
1879-CC Dollar VAM 3 Capped Die, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6,000.0036,000.00
1879-CC Dollar VAM 3 Capped Die, DMPL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A8,250.0061,500.00
1879-S Dollar, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A110.0010,000.00
1879-S Dollar, DMPL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A160.0012,500.00
1879-S Dollar Reverse of 1878, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,000.0015,500.00
1879-O Dollar VAM 28 O/Horizontal O (Regular Strike)350.00700.00800.00900.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 4 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)110.00600.00700.005,250.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 9 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)85.00600.00650.0053,500.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 25 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)135.00625.00850.002,050.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 6 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)150.00600.00650.001,350.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 34 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)80.00625.00750.004,250.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 6 Reverse of 1878, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,350.008,500.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 23 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)95.00625.00850.002,050.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 42 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)110.00575.00675.0010,500.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 34A Rev of 1878 (Regular Strike)90.00600.00650.004,250.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 35 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)110.00600.00650.0010,500.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 43 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)110.00600.00675.005,500.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 51 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)140.00600.00750.003,500.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 39 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)85.00600.00650.0010,500.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 46 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)110.00600.00650.005,250.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 51 Reverse of 1878, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,350.0015,000.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 52 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)110.00600.00700.005,250.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 50 Reverse of 1878 (Regular Strike)110.00625.00750.004,250.00
1879-S Dollar VAM 52 Reverse of 1878, PL (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,200.004,500.00
1879 Dollar, DCAM (Proof)N/AN/A25,000.0045,000.00
1879 Dollar, CAM (Proof)N/AN/A2,600.0052,500.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1879-O Dollar Vam 4 O/Horizontal O (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1879-O Dollar VAM 4 O/Horizontal O (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from AU-50 to MS-66. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-62 having the highest max price $600.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1879-O Dollar VAM 4 O/Horizontal O (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1879-O Dollar VAM 4 O/Horizontal O (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 78.33% share, followed by David Lawrence RC / Great Collections with 10.00% / 5.00% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1879-O Dollar VAM 4 O/Horizontal O (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions498.0012/03/2023
MS-62ICGStack's Bowers192.0006/16/2023
MS-62NGCHeritage Auctions408.0003/06/2023
AU-58PCGSHeritage Auctions240.0003/06/2023
AU-58PCGSHeritage Auctions222.0012/19/2022
AU-55PCGSHeritage Auctions99.0009/19/2022
AU-55PCGSHeritage Auctions99.0009/19/2022
MS-62PCGSHeritage Auctions600.0009/19/2022
AU-55PCGSHeritage Auctions101.0009/19/2022
AU-58PCGSHeritage Auctions139.0006/20/2022
MS-61PCGSHeritage Auctions312.0006/20/2022
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions132.0009/16/2021
MS-61NGCHeritage Auctions468.0005/08/2021
MS-60ANACSHeritage Auctions132.0011/04/2020
AU-53NGCHeritage Auctions99.0008/12/2020
AU-55NGCHeritage Auctions89.0011/20/2019
MS-62NGCDavid Lawrence RC575.0009/08/2019
AU-53PCGSHeritage Auctions94.0001/30/2019
AU-58ANACSHeritage Auctions114.0001/30/2019
AU-55PCGSHeritage Auctions41.0012/19/2018
MS-61NGCHeritage Auctions132.0009/26/2018
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions89.0009/12/2018
MS-62PCGSHeritage Auctions104.0009/05/2018
MS-60ANACSHeritage Auctions126.0005/01/2018
AU-55PCGSDavid Lawrence RC110.0002/19/2018
MS-61NGCHeritage Auctions156.0012/05/2017
AU-50PCGSHeritage Auctions79.0010/24/2017
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions85.0008/29/2017
MS-61NGCHeritage Auctions204.0008/29/2017
AU-58ANACSHeritage Auctions89.0001/31/2017
MS-60NGCHeritage Auctions129.2507/05/2016
AU-53NGCHeritage Auctions67.0005/31/2016
MS-60NGCGoldberg Auctioneers235.0002/01/2016
MS-61NGCDavid Lawrence RC105.0004/26/2015
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions99.8804/05/2015
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions95.1803/10/2015
MS-61ANACSHeritage Auctions282.0002/15/2015
MS-60NGCHeritage Auctions164.5002/15/2015
MS-61ANACSHeritage Auctions223.2502/15/2015
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions105.7502/15/2015
AU-58ANACSHeritage Auctions129.2501/11/2015
AU-58ANACSGreat Collections51.0011/02/2014
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions141.0010/26/2014
MS-66NGCGreat Collections143.0010/26/2014
AU-58ANACSGreat Collections231.0010/26/2014
AU-55NGCHeritage Auctions141.0009/29/2014
AU-53NGCHeritage Auctions89.0009/29/2014
AU-55ANACSHeritage Auctions96.3509/29/2014
MS-62NGCHeritage Auctions352.5009/15/2014
AU-55ANACSHeritage Auctions193.8806/30/2014
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions115.1503/31/2014
AU-55PCGSHeritage Auctions100.0012/05/2013
AU-53NGCHeritage Auctions66.0008/12/2013
AU-55PCGSHeritage Auctions86.0006/10/2013
AU-53PCGSHeritage Auctions79.0007/30/2012
AU-53PCGSStack's Bowers129.2507/01/2012
AU-53PCGSBowers & Merena86.0006/17/2010
AU-53PCGSDavid Lawrence RC76.0007/23/2009
AU-50ANACSDavid Lawrence RC161.0002/05/2009
AU-55ANACSDavid Lawrence RC144.0007/02/2007