1878 8TF $1 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 06912052
PCGS#: 7072

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The first Morgan Dollars bore 8 Tail Feathers, which apparently is an ornothologic impossibility, since bald eagles have seven tail feathers. This error was corrected later in the year but not until nearly three-quarters of a million dollars were made with the 8 Tail Feather reverse. This is a fairly common date that can be found in average Uncirculated grades but is scarce in Gem condition. Prooflike examples make up a small portion of the surviving population and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are an even a smaller subset, although both can be found with relative ease. In MS-64 and better conditions, DMPL 1878 8TF dollars are very rare.

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: George T. Morgan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 699,300 Weight: 27.20 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
75
3
2
40
2
3
31
15
6
39
24
8
42
25
10
44
21
45+
62
50+
66
53+
69
55+
72
58+
91
62+
215
29
66+
13,000
3
67+
49,500
68
67,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 250,000 R-1.8 49 / 117 TIE 49 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 75,000 R-2.2 57 / 117 TIE 57 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 59 / 117 TIE 59 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade