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    1878 7TF Morgan Dollar
    Reverse of 1878 Type
    Seldom-Seen Gem Cameo Proof

    1878 7TF $1 Rev 1878 PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Although the 7 Tailfeathers, Reverse of 1878 type represents the majority of 1878 Morgan dollars struck, that is true for only the circulation strikes. The type is scarce in proof format, and exceptionally rare as a Gem Cameo proof. Full agreement has yet to be reached about the number of 1878 7 Tailfeathers proofs struck. The 2021 Guide Book suggests just 33% of the 750 total 1878 proofs were the 7 Tailfeathers variety. Others believe a more even split between 8TF and 7TF proofs exists. However, there is no dispute about the condition rarity of this 7TF with parallel arrow feathers. Q. David Bowers notes, "...gems are apt to make auction bidders sit straight up in their chairs!" This is a splendid Gem Cameo example, CAC endorsed, with a razor-sharp strike and richly frosted devices. Gleaming gold toning at the rims yields to lilac-silver mirrored fields. Liberty's cheek is smooth as silk. PCGS reports just one finer proof with Cameo contrast, and none finer in Deep Cameo. Population: 7 in 65 Cameo, 1 finer. CAC: 3 in 65, 1 finer (2/21).
    From The Lonestar Collection of Mint State and Proof Morgan Dollars. (Registry values: P6)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2573, PCGS# 87312)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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