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1878 Silver 7/8 Tail Feathers Weak Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63

1878 Silver 7/8 Tail Feathers Weak Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63
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Why add this first year of issue Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?

Several different varieties of Morgan Silver Dollar were released by the U.S. Mint during the series' inaugural year of issue in 1878. The original design by George T. Morgan featured an eagle on the reverse with eight tail feathers. Deemed to have an unnatural appearance, the number of feathers was reduced to seven by the end of the year. In the transitional period, the design was modified to the actual dies, producing the 7 over 8 Tail Feathers (7/8TF) variety with multiple results. Morgan Dollars such as this one, identified as "7/8TF Weak," were struck with a die clearly altered to show seven feathers, with only a minute trace of the original eight remaining visible.

Gorgeous Patriotic Design

The obverse features Lady Liberty facing left, encircled by thirteen stars, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1878." A heraldic eagle holding an olive branch and three arrows is depicted on the reverse, surrounded by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR."

Impressive Mint State 63

This gorgeous 1878, 7/8TF Weak Morgan Silver Dollar has been graded Mint State 63 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Encased in a protective PCGS holder accompanied by a certification label, expect the coin to possess a quality strike, surface and luster, with attractive eye appeal overall.

Don't hesitate to add this 7 over 8 Tail Feathers Weak 1878 Silver Morgan Dollar to your collection! Purchase the Mint State coin from MCM today!



This 1878 Silver 7/8 Tail Feathers Weak Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1878
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS63
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:24.055 g
Weight in Ounces:0.7734 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:9759300
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath
Reverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
Obverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
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