1878 Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1878 version of the Morgan Silver Dollar is worth on average $11,500.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $35.00. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.

  • Year: 1878
  • Mint: No Mint Mark
  • Type: Morgan Silver Dollar
  • Mintage: 10,508,000
  • Metal: 90% Silver 10% Copper
  • What's it worth?: $11,500.00 to $35.00

1878 was the first year Morgan Silver Dollars were issued. On the reverse you will find various numbers of tail feathers. There are some specimens with 7, some with 8, and some restrikes with 7 over 8.

The first 750,000 struck were high relief and had 8 tail feathers. Henry Linderman the mints director ordered new dies with 7 feathers. All other eagles on coins prior to this had only 7 feathers. In addition he also lowered the relief.

What this means is that 8 feathered 1878 Morgan Silver Dollars should by default have better detail due to the higher relief than the 7 feathers. This should be accounted for when determining the coins condition. Condition should be based on the original mint state.

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Top coins in this series. List price based off high end conditions that have been certified.

$500,000 1893 S Morgan Silver Dollar
$400,000 1901 Morgan Silver Dollar
$50,000 1879 CC Morgan Silver Dollar
$11,500 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar
$1,300 1878 CC Morgan Silver Dollar
$725 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar
$550 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar
$350 1878 S Morgan Silver Dollar

Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

1903 S Micro s The 1903-s micro s Morgan Silver Dollar is pretty much what you would think it would ...
1901 DDR 1901 DDR Morgan Silver Dollar. This error will make the coin worth 3 to 6x more than ...
1888 O Hot Lips The 1888 O Hot Lips or Double Lips as it is sometimes referred to. This error is crea...
1879 Cc Capped Die 1879 CC Capped Die - CC on the Silver Dollar is really rough looking. (error) Capped...

Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

1901 1901 (No mint mark) Morgan Silver Dollar are key dates. Higher certified MS versions ...
1895 S To be fair any 1895 Morgan Silver dollar is worth collecting, the 1895 S is however t...
1893 S Just 100,000 of the (S) San Francisco minted Morgan Silver Dollars were minted in 189...
1893 O 1893 O Morgan Silver Dollars are key dates. These coins in MS condition fetch more th...
1892 S 1892 S Morgan Silver Dollars are key dates. These coins in MS condition fetch more th...
1889 CC One of the rarest of Morgan Silver dollars with just 350,000 minted. One in good cond...
1886 O 1886 O Morgan Silver Dollars are key dates. These coins have sold for more than $150,...
1884 S MS65 versions have sold for just under 800,000 at some auction houses....


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Morgan Silver Dollar

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