Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-110
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.21 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS obverse 1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS reverse


  
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS -
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-70 DDO "RIB" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-100 TYPE I OBVERSE S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-100-1 TYPE I OBVERSE S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-115 TDO BLOSSOMS S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-117 TDO STAR S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-100-2 TYPE I OBVERSE S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-141 TDO STAR S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-171 TDO "R" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-198 TDO BLOSSOMS S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HOT-50 VAM-79 DISCONNECTED LEAF S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HOT-50 VAM-145 BROKEN "NUM" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HOT-50 VAM-162 BROKEN "NUM" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HOT-50 VAM-169 QUADRUPLED STARS S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HOT-50 VAM-170 DOUBLED DATE S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HOT-50 VAM-187 DDO "R" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-116A "P" & CLASH S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-116B "P" & DIE LINES S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-116C "P" & DIE LINES S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-123 SPIKED EYE S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-166 TRIPLED EYE S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-188 POLISHED "L" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-189 RE-ENGRAVED WING S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-222A FACE CHIPS S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-224 WIDE REEDS S$1 MS -
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-227-1 SLASHED "O" S$1 MS -
1878 7TF HITLIST-40 VAM-228B SLASHED "O" S$1 MS -
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-203A "N" CLASH S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-80 DISCONNECTED LEAF S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-81 DISCONNECTED LEAF S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-82 DISCONNECTED LEAF S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-83 LOW "8" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-84 DASH "8" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-84A DASH "8" WITH "E" S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-85 DISCONNECTED LEAF S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF B1-REVERSE VAM-86 DISCONNECTED LEAF S$1 MS $15
1878 7TF TOP-100 VAM-141A TDO STAR & GOUGE S$1 MS $15

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Description & Analysis

This is the 7 Tailfeathers Reverse, created after the 8 Tailfeathers and the 7/8 Tailfeathers varieties, with the flat-design eagle's breast and parallel top arrow feather. This variety constitutes the majority of 1878 silver dollar production, but high-grade examples are nonetheless elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 38.00 40.00 41.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 77.00 100.00 120 265 1150 5700 - - - -
$ 42.00 45.00 46.00 50.00 56.00 67.00 86.00 110 135 290 1750 6500 - -
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 75.00 140 175 230 525 1900 8500 - - - -
$ - - - - 67.00 85.00 165 200 255 750 2750 9500 - -
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 115 180 245 460 2000 13750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 130 210 275 750 2750 15500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 14238
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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3/8/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2172, 2172/Lot# 1602 $246.40
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5/27/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 670 $132.00
7/10/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - US and World Lots - Internet Only Sessions, 174/Lot# 13285 $174.80
6/5/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8470 $352.50
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 115656 $90.20
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(8), 1189/Lot# 8716 $188.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 8317 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313115915916316316316716718620523729535440672518784055706274871748032658
125140159160163163164167173192215256314371512110926035057720310818225390
00000016416717319221525631437151211092603505772031081800
00000016516717919822627533438861814933329605973451414900
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base131135175175179179179190201220237285471563785112424334615541783152063838565
132148175176179179182193207225253347501637898156031604882638312422266130
00000018219320722525334750163789815603160488263831242200
000000186197213231269409532711101119963887514973491653000
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15516318319820120120120920923025540954669210662219502260898859122283038056942
1571691881992012012032092162383064545948161450315353777012998218278392340
000000203209216238306454594816145031535377701299821827800
0000002062092232463575006439411834408757337935111052432900
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 5022
Owner: Brian J1
 
Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 4615
Owner: John Labriola
 
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