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: $13.21 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS obverse 1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$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: 8/30/2017

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1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS
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Base $ 33.00 34.00 35.00 37.00 38.00 41.00 42.50 55.00 75.00 105 145 205 275 475 1500 9500 - - - -
$ - - - - 80.00 - - 225 300 600 2200 - - -
1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 130 215 260 390 1400 4700 20000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 565 1750 - - - -
1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 165 300 535 1550 4800 27500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2050 6000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5641
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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11/4/2017 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1261/Lot# 17324


Auction Prices Realized

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10/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1953, 1953/Lot# 1703 $2,750.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1127 $112.70
8/13/2006 NGC MS 64   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 2768 $3,220.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 737 $391.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 173274 $214.50
8/15/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3495, 6049/Lot# 20117 $132.78
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1223/Lot# 5423 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF S$1 MS REV OF 79 Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631671751791791791831902162372885396429741928357972877960117543150458756
1571641691761791791801851982232543715737521292247848157511922418337405880
000000180185198223254371573752129224784815751192241833700
0000001811872072302714556078631610302860517735104892492000
1878 7TF S$1 MS REV OF 79 Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179183186194201205209220230237288423684925192835337502884911754167474507084217
180184188196202206212223232254333510764125924634856795198171341826188581190
00000021222323225433351076412592463485679519817134182618800
000000216226234271378597844159329986179840010785150823562900
1878 7TF S$1 MS REV OF 79
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431471511591631631631671751982202653514776241239252556566685100432446645679
144148153160163163164169182205235293393526829166735685999780414850315370
00000016416918220523529339352682916673568599978041485000
000000165172190212250322435575103420964612634289231965800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2525
Owner: grckg
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2525
Owner: John Lab
 
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