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: $14.83 (9/29/2016)
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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Last Updated: 9/23/2015

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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF
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1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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10/7/1998 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1093, 1093/Lot# 1794 $2,193.50
11/20/2011 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 25596 $4,874.10
5/27/2012 NGC PF 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1324 $4,140.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1175/Lot# 5017 $64,625.00
3/21/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1183/Lot# 3901 $8,577.50
4/24/2013 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4386 $16,450.00
6/4/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1206/Lot# 5310 $2,115.00
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
Base262626942763283329042977305131273204328233623443371039924935661690841051511616121751310916350
26492717278628572928300230763153323033093389353238044306549574399561108821180212486141890
0000003076315332303309338935323804430654957439956110882118021248600
00000031023178325633353416362138984621605682611003811249119891279800
1878 7TF REV OF 78 S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base281328852957303131063183326133403421350335873672395242474559598695111086712127127041366817007
28372909298230563132320932873367344835313615376540504351503571619963112871231913025147810
0000003287336734483531361537654050435150357161996311287123191302500
00000033143394347635593644385941494455551083361041511707125121334700
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 11616
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 11616
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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