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    1878 Dollar, MS65 Prooflike
    8 Tailfeathers

    1878 8TF $1 Crazy Lips, VAM-23, Top 100, MS65 Prooflike PCGS. CAC. A Top 100 Variety. The 8 Tailfeathers dollars were the first coined of the near Morgan silver dollars that were called Bland dollars at the time of issue. The design was quickly modified to seven tailfeathers after public outcry that an eagle could not have an even number of tail feathers. Of course, the public and the Mint's engraver were both wrong, as eagles have 12 tailfeathers. This Gem prooflike Mint State example is on the verge of a Deep Mirror Prooflike example, featuring brilliant silver surfaces with excellent contrast between the mirrored field and the lustrous devices. A beauty. Population: 19 in 65 (1 in 65+) Prooflike, 1 finer. CAC: 4 in 65, 0 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 253H, Variety PCGS# 40203, Base PCGS# 7073)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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