Condition Rarity 1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-67 (PCGS). CAC.A breathtakingly beautiful, exceptionally well preserved example of this important first year Morgan dollar issue. Both sides are fully struck with razor sharp definition to even the most minor design elements, including the hair tresses over Liberty's ear on the obverse and the eagle's breast feathers on the reverse. Radiant stain luster is also readily evident throughout, and it is fully appreciable given the silky smooth, virtually pristine texture to the surfaces. The obverse is peripherally toned in olive-orange and rose patina, while for the reverse is fully brilliant. As the premier San Francisco Mint issue in the Morgan series, the 1878-S is a perennial favorite among series specialists as well as more generalized silver dollar collectors. Although not as plentiful in an absolute sense as the 1879-S, 1880-S, 1881-S and 1882-S, the 1878-S is still readily obtainable in most Mint State grades. We stress that word "most" in this context for as a Superb Gem the 1878-S is very rare and seldom encountered. Here, then, is an important and fleeting bidding opportunity for the advanced collector.Provenance: From Heritage's sale of The Shrike Set, January 2011, lot 5849; Vanderbilt Collection.PCGS Population; 35; 3 finer (MS-68 finest)PCGS# 7082. NGC ID: 253R.Click here for certification details from PCGS.