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Why does this 8 Tail Feathers variety 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar belong in your collection of historic American coinage?
This Morgan Silver Dollar hails from the series' first year of issue! Throughout 1878, the inaugural year of the series, the U.S. Mint made several changes to the design of the coin. This coin is a representation of the original design, featuring the reverse eagle with eight tail feathers. The eight tail feathers variety was struck exclusively at the Philadelphia Mint. Only 749,500 were minted before the image was permanently altered to reflect seven tail feathers. The Morgan Dollar measures 38.1 mm in diameter, containing 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver.
Distinctive Silver Dollar Design by George T. Morgan
The obverse depicts Lady Liberty facing left, her head adorned with a "LIBERTY" inscribed headband and a garland of leaves and blooms. The portrait is surrounded by thirteen six-pointed stars, along with the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1878."
A bald eagle is illustrated on the reverse, featuring the rare eight tail feather design. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR."
Extremely Fine Silver Coin
The condition of this ungraded 8 Tail Feathers variety 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar is considered to be Extremely Fine (XF). Expect the coin to possess a superior quality strike, complete design details and excellent eye appeal. The silver dollar will arrive in an archival capsule.
Make this gorgeous first year of issue, 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar 8 Tail Feathers coin the next exciting addition to your collection!
This 1878 Silver Morgan Dollar 8 Tail Feathers XF 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:||8 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|