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: $13.26 (5/24/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/10/2014

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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2350 3125 4850 7250 15500 26000 79000 - - -
$ - - - - - 2650 3400 5750 9500 18500 30000 - -
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 12500 42500 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 7500 25850 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 99
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/7/1998 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1093, 1093/Lot# 1794 $2,193.50
2/5/2006 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1747 $10,350.00
1/3/2007 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 1129 $5,750.00
4/16/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2194 $20,700.00
11/20/2011 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 25596 $4,874.10
3/27/2015 PCGS PF 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7139 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18571909196320172073213021872247230723682431249526713068376544996169754311246117921270415873
1874192719812036209221492207226723272389245225542803330040105056662787771142812096137600
000000220722672327238924522554280333004010505666278777114281209600
0000002227228723482410247426122936353342545612708510012116101240000
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base26262694276328332904297730513127320432823362344337103992429056569046991810416109321179514799
26492717278628572928300230763153323033093389353238044091474567869337100841058811220127960
0000003076315332303309338935323804409147456786933710084105881122000
0000003102317832563335341636213898419152017916962710250107601150700
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base281328852957303131063183326133403421350335873672395242474559598695111041610932114671236015467
28372909298230563132320932873367344835313615376540504351503571619813105881111011765133960
0000003287336734483531361537654050435150357161981310588111101176500
00000033143394347635593644385941494455551083361011410760112891206200
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 11246
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 10416
Owner: BChap
 
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