Silver Dollar Blog - 1880 Silver Dollar

Oct 20, 2011

1880 Silver Dollar

1880 Silver Dollar
Mintage Circulation strikes: 12,600,000
Proofs: 1,355
There is no mint mark on the coin which means it was minted in Philadelphia.

1880-CC Silver Dollar
Mintage Circulation strikes: 591,000
Proofs: 0
Minted in Carson City – CC

1880-S Silver Dollar
Mintage Circulation Strikes:  8,900,000
Proofs: 0
Minted in San Francisco– S

1880-O Silver Dollar
Mintage Circulation strikes: 5,305,500
Proofs: 0
Minted in New Orleans– O

Random Fact of 1880

The 19th president was in office, Rutherford B. Hayes March 4th, 1877- March 4th, 1881

In an 1880 census it was concluded that the resident population was 50,189,209 in the United States. Back in 1870 the last time a census was conducted the population in the United Sates was 39,818,449 making it a population increase of 30.2% over the 10 years.

Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York all had more than 2 million in population in 1880.

Under the French leadership the Panama Canal begins construction on January 1st, 1880.  21,900 workers died from landslides as well as a high number to diseases like malaria and yellow fever  during their attempt to finish, but they never finish the canal. The United States makes the next attempt to build the Panama Canal from 1904 and finishing in 1914.The American Society of Civil Engineers named the Panama Canal one of the seven modern wonders of the world.



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