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Object Name Coin
Other Name Morgan Dollar
Object Number 1878.7.2
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description silver, round; obverse shows a Liberty head with the words "E Pluribus Unum" around the top and "1878" below; "Liberty printed on woman's headband; reverse side shows a wing-spread eagle holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons; eagle has 8 tail feathers
Date 1878
Dimensions Dia-1.732 inches
Dimension Details D141 P3 picture of reverse side
Material silver
Made by the U. S. Mint, Philadelphia
Provenance 1878 P proof silver dollar; VAM (Van Allen-Mallis), die variety #14-3, 188 edge reeding. This silver dollar was possibly struck on the second day of minting and presented to President Hayes.
People Bosbyshell, O.C.
Pollock J. A.
Allen, Leroy Van
Bishal Pete
Search Terms Morgan silver dollar
U. S. Mint
O. C. Bosbyshell
J. A. Pollock
Bland-Allison Act
Leroy Van Allen
Pete Bishal