Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 250
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: $15.79 (8/1/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF obverse 1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1878 7 tail feathers issue was struck in two major reverse variations. The first is the Second Reverse, with 7 tail feathers, parallel top arrow feather, and concave breast on the eagle. This is often called the Reverse of 1878. The other 7 tail feathers issue is the Third Reverse, with slanting top arrow feather and convex breast to the eagle. This is the Reverse of 1879. David Bowers (1993) estimates that the proof mintage of the Reverse of 1878 variety was between 250 to 300 pieces. He suggests that about 150 specimens survive today, mostly in the PR60 to PR64 range.

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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2050 2350 3125 4850 7250 15500 26000 79000 - - -
$ - - - - - 2250 2650 3400 5750 9500 18500 30000 - -
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 12500 42500 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 7500 25850 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/1/1996 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 7210 $3,080.00
10/7/1998 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1093, 1093/Lot# 1794 $2,193.50
10/22/2009 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 1109 $4,600.00
4/27/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5268 $37,375.00
11/20/2011 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 25596 $4,874.10
1/3/2012 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3368 $20,125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339491303170719282124226823682960431960898849110471582620000
33333333181067143717801993217223012565341349097009958112640172170
0000003318106714371780199321722301256534134909700995811264000
00000036331185157218542058222023342762386654997929103141423300
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333310101379179920292233238127783442495271009918135001746025000
333333333811331519187520972282251329993945566880391111214820199730
00000033381133151918752097228225132999394556688039111121482000
00000036741256165919522165233126453220444863848978123061614000
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333112115191969221524332591328540345724825013245169582050030000
333333337512531669205122872485282235344597656699151448218138236660
00000033751253166920512287248528223534459765669915144821813800
000000374813861819213323602538305337845160740811580157201931900
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 9918
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 9918
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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