Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 250
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.23 (10/24/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 PF obverse 1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1878, the brand new Morgan dollar design made its debut. The original design featured an eagle with 8 tail feathers. However, it was soon discovered that this was an incorrect number as bald eagles always have an uneven number of tail feathers. Some 500 proof Morgan dollars were struck with the 8TF design before the change was made.

Another change was made for 1879, which involved some modifications to the reverse. These changes include making the Eagle's breast more rounded and changing the parallel top arrow feather to a slanted one. Most 7TF reverse proof Morgans struck in 1878 feature the reverse of 1878, and it is estimated that the number of those struck with the reverse of 1879 is perhaps 50 or less.

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1878 7TF REV OF 79 S$1 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/19/1995 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7469 $27,500.00
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 832 $604.00
1/31/2010 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1212 $2,013.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 7TF S$1 PF REV OF 79 Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base522753405454557056885808593060536179630664356567727689491154114646153091599416702174331864822825
52655378549356095728584959716095622163496479680378349813125761486715537162301694617838200400
0000005971609562216349647968037834981312576148671553716230169461783800
00000060126137626463926523704083911067713611150881576616466171891824300
1878 7TF S$1 PF REV OF 79 Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base553856565775589660196144627164006530666367986934767294101209715309159941670217433181871944123744
557756965815593760616186631464436574670868437180825110306131681553716230169461768418605208750
00000063146443657467086843718082511030613168155371623016946176841860500
00000063576487661967536889742688311120114238157661646617189179361902300
1878 7TF S$1 PF REV OF 79
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base502351325243535654715587570558255947607161976324701486441117214206148551552516217169321812222213
50595169528153945510562657455866598861136239655475579487121831442215078157561645517329194860
0000005745586659886113623965547557948712183144221507815756164551732900
00000057855906603061556282678481011032913195146391530215986166941772500
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Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 14867
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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