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1878 Silver Morgan Dollar 7 Tail Feathers Reverse 79 PCGS XF45

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1878 Silver Morgan Dollar 7 Tail Feathers Reverse 79 PCGS XF45

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Why add this 1878 Silver Morgan Dollar 7 Tail Feathers/Reverse 79 PCGS XF45 to your collection?

This 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar was the first year of issue for this series. It achieved the collectible circulated grade of Extremely Fine 45 (XF45) from Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). The coin was struck at the first U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. The coin was struck on a .900 fine silver planchet containing .7734 oz. of bullion.

Seven Tail Feathers with the Reverse of '79

George T. Morgan's classic silver dollar obverse features the portrait of Anna Williams, a school teacher modeling as Liberty. The reverse of the coin features a Heraldic Eagle. The reverse image of the eagle was problematic for the U.S. Mint on this First Year of Issue coin. The eagle was featured with either eight tail feathers on the original production dies, seven tail feathers engraved over the incorrect eight on the attempted fix, and finally the correct number of seven feathers on this "Reverse of 79" late production die. The reverse of 1879 features a prominent "slanted top" feather on the arrow in the eagle's talons.

What is XF45?

Coins in the Extremely Fine or Choice Extremely Fine grade feature slight, even wear over the highest points of the coin's devices. Details are full and sharp with possible mint luster remaining in the most recessed and protected areas of the coin's fields.

Add this PCGS graded XF45 1878 - 7TF/Reverse of '79 Morgan Silver Dollar to your ModernCoinMart order.

Year of Issue:1878
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:PCGS
Variety:7 Tail Feathers Reverse 79
Finish:Mint State
Weight in Grams:26.73 g
Weight in Ounces:0.8594 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
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