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1878 Morgan Silver Dollar (8TF) NGC MS62

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1878 Morgan Silver Dollar (8TF) NGC MS62

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Why add this 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection of historic American coinage?

This 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar represents one of the first 749,500 struck at the Philadelphia Mint during the first year of issue. This limited release is noted for its unique reverse design, featuring and eagle with eight tail feathers. The eight tail feather design was thought to have an unnatural appearance, resulting in a design modification later in the year reducing the number of feathers to seven. All subsequent issues of the Morgan Dollar were struck with the seven tail feather image. This 1878 dated Eight Tail Feather (8TF) Morgan Silver Dollar coin measures 38.1 mm in diameter, struck from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver.

George T. Morgan's Silver Dollar Design

Lady Liberty is portrayed on the obverse adorned with a crown declaring "LIBERTY," accompanied by thirteen stars, along with the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1878."

A heraldic eagle featuring the famed eight tail feathers is depicted on the reverse, grasping an olive branch and three arrows. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR."

Extraordinary Mint State 62

This 1878, 8TF Morgan Silver Dollar has been graded Mint State 62 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Encased in a labeled NGC protective holder, the coin is of average quality, exhibiting several varied scuff marks or hairlines, with overall attractive eye appeal.

Make this beautiful first year of issue, eight tail feather design Morgan Silver Dollar the next exciting addition to your collection!


Year of Issue:1878
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS62
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:749,500
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