1878 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 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)
$30$36$39$45$50$74$171$2,293-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar (7 Over 8 Clear Double Tail Feathers Variety) is worth $36 in average condition and can be worth $171 to $2,293 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. 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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