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: $12.18 (12/24/2014)
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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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
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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
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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
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 115 180 245 460 2000 13750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 130 210 275 750 2750 15500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 14659
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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12/30/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131452/Lot# 29518
12/30/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131452/Lot# 29519
12/30/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131452/Lot# 29159
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 10683
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 10686


Auction Prices Realized

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3/1/2004 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1851, 1851/Lot# 1470 $93.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 276 $63.25
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1066 $877.00
10/7/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 75786 $107.80
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20305 $182.13
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30722 $152.75
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 269 $440.00
11/10/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 146658 $160.60


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 Lab
 
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