1878 P Morgan Dollars : 7 Over 8 Clear Double Tail Feathers

Early Silver Dollars

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: George T Morgan
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 38.1 mm
Mass / Weight: 26.73 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1878 Morgan Silver Dollar - 7 Over 8 7/8 Doubled Tail Feathers
One major variety of the 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar features 7 Over 8 (7/8) Doubled Tail Feathers. The initial die originally had 8 feathers but was later changed to 7. This resulted in what looked like 7 feathers struck on top of 8 feathers - and gave it a doubled feather look. The difference between the 7 Tail Feathers vs 8 Tail Feathers vs 7/8 feathers is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1878 Morgan Silver Dollar - 7 Tail Feathers vs 7/8 Doubled Tail Feathers 8 Tail Feathers - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-63)
2834384449721662,230-

MELT VALUE: $12.93


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