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: $18.79 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS obverse 1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1878 7-Tailfeather Morgan dollar comes in two variations. The first has an eagle with a flat breast, and a parallel top arrow feather, which is denoted the reverse of 1878. This is by far the most common variety of 1878 Morgan dollar. The other variety, denoted reverse of 1879, features an eagle with a convex breast and a slanted top arrow feather. It is estimated that perhaps around 1.5 million were struck using this new reverse, which makes it quite popular with collectors and cherry pickers.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/16/2020

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1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS
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$ 65.00 75.00 82.00 90.00 105 125 140 150 200 300 1375 19500 - -
1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 100.00 115 150 210 260 550 1750 8000 - - - -
$ - - - - 105 130 170 230 325 685 2450 - - -
1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS DPL
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18137
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base487321541341731161542453702331093318264233975509292---16843
------------1528167-----57
-------------158267113----178
---------------12-----3
Total487321541341731161542453702331094320265334059529322---17081
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------171473249321253245----947
--------------21------3
--------------313-----7
---------------1------1
Total---------171473249326256275----958
 ---------0%1%1%8%26%34%27%3%1%---- 
1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------14185913512181----347
----------------1-----1
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Total----------14185913612191----349
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS PL
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Base131135175175179179179190201220237285471563785112424334615541783152063838565
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15516318319820120120120920923025540954669210662219502260898859122283038056942
15716918819920120120320921623830645459481614503153537770129982182783923459789
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12313115915916316316316716718620523729535440672518784055706274871748032658
1251401591601631631641671731922152563143715121109260350577203108182253934291
00000016416717319221525631437151211092603505772031081800
00000016516717919822627533438861814933329605973451414900
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 3118
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 1089
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 1043
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 705
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 623
US Type Set, 1792-1964 570
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 523
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 459
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 416
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 230
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 203
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 181
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 150
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 143
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 133
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 122
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 108
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 108
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 105
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 100
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 87
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 67
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 55
1878 Mint Set 39
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 37
Morgan Dollars, 1878 7/8 Tailfeather VAMs 35
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 29
Morgan Dollars, 1878 B1 Reverse VAMs 19
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 14
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 5022
Owner: Mirrored Morgan
 
Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 4615
Owner: John Lab
 
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