Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 500
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: $12.47 (12/20/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 8TF S$1 PF obverse 1878 8TF S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof specimens of this initial and briefly used design are a scarce and comparatively underpriced issue in the Morgan series. Bowers estimates that 300-500 pieces were struck, but, of course, far fewer are known today and survivors are more apt to be mishandled than the later issues.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/10/2014

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1878 8TF S$1 PF
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1878 8TF S$1 PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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1/12/2015 PF 65  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6170


Auction Prices Realized

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8/17/1996 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8038 $4,510.00
5/14/1997 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0945, 945/Lot# 1702 $2,052.00
5/30/2005 NGC PF 66   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 426 $11,500.00
2/11/2007 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1648 $10,925.00
1/3/2011 NGC PF 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 866 $2,443.75
12/8/2011 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(2), 1162/Lot# 4116 $1,926.25
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1175/Lot# 5014 $5,875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 8TF S$1 PF
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3333333216730101112771497184621832513324142875915815010558150000
000000321673010111277149718462183251332414287591581501055800
000000342981911151335160219852242272435464722667388691152900
1878 8TF S$1 PF Cameo
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Base333333337311024136215501900223327033414443560008372120001541325000
3333333245828113614241666201123892940375449566790958113137186080
000000324582811361424166620112389294037544956679095811313700
0000003488926124914871783212225463177409454787581107901427500
1878 8TF S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base3333333384611701544175022002433320040035146710011572165231925030000
33333332849541294161219002277268834674384579785901322217432228330
0000003284954129416121900227726883467438457978590132221743200
000000356510621419168120502355294437354765644810081148721834100
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 9581
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 9581
Owner: Simpson
 
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