1878 Morgan Dollars : 8 Tail Feathers

Early Silver Dollars

Mintage: 750,000
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 - 8 Tail Feathers
One major variety of the 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar features 8 Tail Feathers on the eagle at the reverse of the coin. Other later versions were changed to 7 tail feathers. The difference between the 7 Tail Feathers vs 8 Tail Feathers is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1878 Morgan Silver Dollar - 7 Tail Feathers vs 8 Tail Feathers - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
$39$45$49$50$55$71$160$1,538$3,476

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar (8 Tail Feathers Variety) is worth $45 in average condition and can be worth $160 to $1,538 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $3,476 or more. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $13.30





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