This 1878 7TF Morgan Dollar is the second most plentiful of the three major varieties of the 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar minted in Philadelphia! What sets this version apart is the eagle's 7 tail feathers on the reverse. This version was created after public outcry against the original version's 8 tail feathers. Many people wrote in saying that a Bald Eagle actually has an odd number of tail feathers, and so the Mint Engraver George Morgan changed the design from 8 to 7.
Interestingly, Bald Eagles actually have 12 tail feathers, so neither of those were correct! This fascinating piece has been graded MS62 by PCGS, which is great considering it is over 150 years old! With the story behind this Morgan Dollar, it really is a conversation piece that would be a great addition to your collection.
- MS62 grade from PCGS
- 7TF variety
- 2nd version of the 1878 Morgan Dollar