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1878 Morgan Silver Dollar 8 Tail Feathers PCGS MS63
A Morgan That Will Shake Your Tail-Feathers!
First-in-series coins, as well as coins with unique variations, are a coup for collectors. Combine both of those characteristics in one coin, like this 1878 Philadelphia 8 Tail-Feather Morgan Silver Dollar, and you definitely have a coin that's worth noticing! Launching a series that would go on to become one of the most popular in the world, this Morgan Silver Dollar was one of the earliest struck in 1878, and features the 8 tail-feather design on the reverse. By the middle of March of that year, Mint Director Henry Linderman ordered design changes to the Morgan, and new dies were made with only 7 tail-feathers. As a result, only 749,500 of the 8 tail-feather version were struck in 1878, making this Morgan rare indeed.
The design of the Morgan Silver Dollar's obverse was created by George T. Morgan, 7th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, and features Lady Liberty facing left with stars circling her head and the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and the date 1878. The Morgan's reverse features a bald eagle soaring upward with outstretched wings as it holds an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Its inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "ONE DOLLAR," and an archaic-lettered "IN GOD WE TRUST." With a grade of MS63 from Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), your Morgan remains in mint, uncirculated condition with very few marks -- not bad for a coin 138 years old! Quantities of this rare coin are limited, so secure this Morgan to your collection now!
|Year of Issue||1878|
|Coin Weight||26.73 Grams - g|