Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 500
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.52 (6/18/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 8TF $1 PF obverse 1878 8TF $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. Today, they are among the most desired proof Morgan dollar issues.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1878 8TF $1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2025 2525 3800 4550 5825 10100 15750 42500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 2750 4000 4750 7300 12650 24500 - -
1878 8TF $1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 3000 4250 5875 9450 17000 41000 82000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6500 10500 20000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 134
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/11/2019 1878 8TF $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------241515362173---103
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Total-----------241515362173---103
 -----------2 %4 %15 %15 %35 %20 %7 %3 %--- 
1878 8TF $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------12246124---31
------------------1---1
---------------1--1---2
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Total------------12256126---34
 ------------3 %6 %6 %15 %18 %35 %18 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/14/1997 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0945, 945/Lot# 1702 $2,052.00
9/10/2006 NGC PF 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2854 $7,762.50
2/22/2013 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2084 $10,575.00
6/23/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30629 $15,275.00
1/7/2015 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6170 $11,162.50
4/26/2017 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1254/Lot# 4172 $36,425.00
4/25/2019 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1294/Lot# 4387 $10,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 8TF $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20212077213421922251231123732436250025652631269930093545408050156400892911389123871333216613
2040209621532212227123322394245725222587265428023188372343925477724397491172212702144260
000000239424572522258726542802318837234392547772439749117221270200
0000002415247925432609267629063366390247035938808610569120541301700
1878 8TF $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22872349241124752539260526722741281128822954302832713528380050767008962912204127841375217107
23082370243224962561262726952764283529062979310933573619422557207882104871239713107148700
0000002695276428352906297931093357361942255720788210487123971310700
0000002718278828582930300331903442370946516364875511346125911342900
1878 8TF $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base167517241773182418751928198120372093215022082464275433453639406465456209904698941069613497
169117401790184118931946200020562112216922932561295134433781489165457155932910161116300
00000020002056211221692293256129513443378148916545715593291016100
00000020182074213121892379265731483541392257186545810096111042900
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 11722
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 11722
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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