Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $14.24 (2/26/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS obverse 1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Bland-Allison Act called for the minting of vast numbers of silver dollars. The Mint had to rush through production in order to strike enough coins to meet quotas. Therefore, when the mint made a change from an 8-tail feather design to one with only 7, some dies were actually simply re-hubbed with the new 7TF design. Often, the feather tips of the 8-tail feather design can be seen protruding from the bottom of the eagle. This has created numerous popular varieties which are widely sought.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/29/2015

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1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS
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Base $ 33.00 34.00 35.00 37.00 39.00 46.00 52.00 62.50 80.00 160 200 240 340 600 2650 16000 34000 - - -
$ - - - - 90.00 - 215 270 385 1000 3500 - - -
1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 180 235 290 450 1050 3950 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 330 525 1425 - - - -
1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 200 275 550 1500 5650 21000 26000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 310 715 2150 6500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5771
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/11/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0953, 953/Lot# 1614 $185.30
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 219 $310.50
5/26/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131323/Lot# 28819 $411.25
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 143755 $715.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 802, 811/Lot# 192 $300.00
7/25/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22346 $252.63
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7737 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139147151159163175183194212234295423588637829113827056238825989611959836191
141148153160167177186200219254337478604701932166038826911849312506251290
00000018620021925433747860470193216603882691184931250600
000000190206226274380533620765103521825060758587271605200
1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471631671751791831942122342553205466427641094149432126478855492752423344820
1521641691761801862002192412763955786828741227206643007170879414261310950
000000200219241276395578682874122720664300717087941426100
000000206226248298470610723984136026395389786290341924700
1878 7/8TF STRONG S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base127183186198201205216237258285357602692112418213945669477708889129903727969130
145184190199202208223244267309438632836135625294861705281431025621086478960
00000022324426730943863283613562529486170528143102562108600
00000023025127633352066298015883237577774118516116232918200
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Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 8143
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3525
Owner: GSA_Gem_Quest
 
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