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Why does this 7 Tail Feathers variety 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar deserve a place in your collection?
The U.S. Mint began production of its Morgan Dollar series in 1878. After the initial release of the series, the eagle design on the reverse was slightly altered to depict seven tail feathers instead of the original eight, resulting in what is known as the 1878 Seven Tail Feathers (7TF) design. Containing 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver, this Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the 7TF Morgan Dollars struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1878. Mintage of the inaugural release is reported to be 9,759,300 coins.
George T. Morgan's Silver Dollar Design
Lady Liberty is elegantly depicted in a left facing profile on the obverse, wearing a Phrygian cap with "LIBERTY" engraved upon the headband. The portrait is encircled by the inscription "E PLURIBUS UNUM," the date of issue "1878" and thirteen stars.
The reverse depicts a bald eagle with its wings outstretched clutching three arrows and an olive branch, partially framed by a laurel wreath curving below. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR."
Brilliant Uncirculated First Year of Issue Silver Dollar
This 1878 Silver Morgan Dollar featuring 7 Tail Feathers is offered by ModernCoinMart in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. The ungraded coin is beautifully struck with gorgeous surface characteristics, resulting in fantastic eye appeal.
Add this incredible piece of American coinage history to your collection today! Purchase the first year of issue 7TF variety 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar from MCM now!
This 1878 Silver Morgan Dollar 7 Tail Feathers BU 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|
|Variety:||7 Tail Feathers|
|Weight in Grams:||26.73 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.8594 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|