Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 749,500
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.96 (7/9/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 8TF $1 MS obverse 1878 8TF $1 MS 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. Only three-quarters of a million Morgans were struck with the 8TF design before the change was made, making this a rare and popular type for the Morgan dollar series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/25/2020

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1878 8TF $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 45.00 65.00 80.00 100.00 115 125 135 145 175 235 245 290 500 1900 5000 64000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 245 265 325 625 2000 16000 - -
1878 8TF $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 150 160 235 300 375 525 1000 3500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 325 425 600 1325 - - - -
1878 8TF $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 245 300 500 1450 4000 17500 45000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 350 575 2150 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13821
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1878 8TF $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base881921104951479213019424921591732034579245538627----12849
-----------184510666386----270
-------------317051101----163
-------------1-31-----5
Total881921104951479213019424921692532804755257543534----13287
 0%0%0%0%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%2%7%25%36%19%3%0%---- 
1878 8TF $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------56157026429911110-----780
-------------133------7
-------------226------10
-----------------------
Total---------56157026730412010-----797
 ---------1%1%2%9%34%38%15%1%----- 
1878 8TF $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------294976533-----192
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--------------1-------1
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Total-----------294977533-----193
 -----------1%5%25%40%27%2%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 8TF $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base151163167171175179186194201230308450615764109413452445515810455109732555947392
15516416817217618118819621025635550566487411771711334969231062715835328360
0000001881962102563555056648741177171133496923106271583500
0000001911982202824025607149841261207842538689108002069700
1878 8TF $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1751831861982012092122162652923365026679451483348673391011310928262383835671283
1771841901992032102132322743063915577591124215047708263103841603130277493310
000000213232274306391557759112421504770826310384160313027700
000000214248283321446612852130328186054918810656211343431600
1878 8TF $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914715115916316717117521624127837556365374511932261481710113106181395423004
1421481541601641681721892242533104385936848941549311365821028111730169710
000000172189224253310438593684894154931136582102811173000
0000001742022332663435006237141044190539658348104501284200
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2795
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 973
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 918
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 632
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 569
US Type Set, 1792-1964 491
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 424
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 378
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 349
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 171
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 162
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 157
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 135
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 134
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 103
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 94
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 88
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 87
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 84
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 68
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 45
Morgan Dollars, 1878 8 Tailfeather VAMs 38
1878 Mint Set 36
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 33
Morgan Dollars, 1878 7/8 Tailfeather VAMs 32
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 31
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 11
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 7487
Owner: coxe
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 6582
Owner: AYWP
 
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