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1878 8TF $1 (Regular Strike)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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HOW MANY FEATHERS?

HOW MANY FEATHERS?

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
7072
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
27.20 grams
Mintage:
749,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Coronet Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:1, $55,813

2 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Northern Lights Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 1/2017:214, $19,388

4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade PCGS #7072 (MS)     66+
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
64 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Coronet Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:1, $55,813

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Northern Lights Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 1/2017:214, $19,388

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7072 (MS)     66+ #4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #64 MS66 PCGS grade
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.

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