Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,500,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $21.31 (8/13/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS obverse 1878 7TF REV OF 79 $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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Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS PL
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS DPL
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6163
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
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: 8/11/2020 1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2492068587968104155248106505129319021128176122---5939
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Total2492068587968104155248106505130819451159184122---6036
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------12315497324------167
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Total---------12315497424------168
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------14132991-----57
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Total-----------141329101-----58
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631671751791791791831902162372885396429741928357972877960117543150458756
1571641691761791791801851982232543715737521292247848157511922418337405880
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179183186194201205209220230237288423684925192835337502884911754167474507084217
180184188196202206212223232254333510764125924634856795198171341826188581190
00000021222323225433351076412592463485679519817134182618800
000000216226234271378597844159329986179840010785150823562900
1878 7TF REV OF 79 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431471511591631631631671751982202653514776241239252556566685100432446645679
144148153160163163164169182205235293393526829166735685999780414850315370
00000016416918220523529339352682916673568599978041485000
000000165172190212250322435575103420964612634289231965800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3568
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 3533
Owner: CRAMER
 
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