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: $12.80 (5/6/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS obverse 1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1878 7 Tail Feathers dollar with the Reverse of 1879 is distinguished by a convex breast on the eagle (versus the flat, or concave breast on the Reverse of 1878), and by the slanting top arrow feather. In the Second Edition (2005) of his A Guide Book of Morgan Dollars: A Complete History and Price Guide, David Bowers estimates the circulation strike mintage of the Reverse of 1879 variety to be 1,500,000 pieces, compared to an estimate of 7,850,000 coins for the Reverse of 1878 variety, which logically helps to account for the greater scarcity of the former issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

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1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 34.00 35.00 37.00 38.00 41.00 42.50 49.00 55.00 125 185 290 550 2150 12000 - - - -
$ 40.00 - - - 62.00 - 205 330 775 3950 - - -
1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 195 240 390 1400 4700 20000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 565 1750 - - - -
1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 300 500 1550 4800 27500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5186
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/7/2003 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1815, 1815/Lot# 1303 $99.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2859 $1,897.50
11/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 633, 640/Lot# 5283 $460.00
12/18/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/18/2011, 149/Lot# 27735 $165.00
3/10/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131312/Lot# 26682 $170.38
6/16/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131326/Lot# 24745 $188.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30726 $384.23
1/11/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131503/Lot# 25337 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431471511591631631631671751982202653514776241239252556566685100432446645679
144148153160163163164169182205235293393526829166735685999780414850315370
00000016416918220523529339352682916673568599978041485000
000000165172190212250322435575103420964612634289231965800
1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631671751791791791831902162372885396429741928357972877960117543150458756
1571641691761791791801851982232543715737521292247848157511922418337405880
000000180185198223254371573752129224784815751192241833700
0000001811872072302714556078631610302860517735104892492000
1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179183186194201205209220230237288423684925192835337502884911754167474507084217
180184188196202206212223232254333510764125924634856795198171341826188581190
00000021222323225433351076412592463485679519817134182618800
000000216226234271378597844159329986179840010785150823562900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2525
Owner: John Lab
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2525
Owner: SPPCollection
 
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