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Why add this 1878 Morgan Dollar to your silver coin collection?
1878 marks the first year of issue for the Morgan Silver Dollar. Over the course of the year, the obverse design was modified several times, resulting in four different reverses for the coin's inaugural year. The finalized design of the year featured the alteration from eight to seven tail feathers on the eagle, referred to as "7 TF" by the grading services. The design served as the standard going into the next year of production, earning the design title "Reverse of '79" or "Rev79". This 7 tail feather, 1878 Morgan Dollar is struck from .900 fine silver, and bears no Mint mark, meaning it was struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The impressive coin measures 38.1 mm in diameter, with a final mintage reported as 9,759,300.
Silver Dollar design by George T. Morgan
Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse, wearing a Phrygian cap, symbolic of freedom and the pursuit of liberty. The reverse features the seven tail feather design eagle, grasping an olive branch and arrows.
Beautiful Mint State 63
The 1878, 7 tail feather reverse of '79, Morgan Silver Dollar is graded Mint State 63 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Encased in a NGC holder with certification label, this coin is of overall average quality with attractive eye appeal; exhibiting a moderate amount of marks or hairlines of various sizes.
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This 1878 Silver 7 Tail Feathers Reverse of 79 Morgan Dollar NGC 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|
|Weight in Grams:||24.055 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|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|
There are four significant reverses and some minor variations on those reverses used on Philadelphia Mint-struck 1878 Morgan silver dollars that can present a challenge to coin collectors and Morgan enthusiasts alike, known as die varieties.