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A filled S morgan Dollar?

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I have a question about a 1878 Morgan dollar where the S Mint Mark looks square and filled. Is this what they mean when they say "filled S"? Does NGC grade this automatically or is this an attribute/variation? I am also including a close up of the coin in question. Thanks for any help in this matter. I appreciate it.



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Filled mintmarks are common and are of little interest to variety specialists. They are rarely cataloged, with the possible exception of Breen's encyclopedia. For that reason, this would not be recognized by NGC.


Since your dollar is an 1878-S, be certain to check whether it has the long central arrowshaft seen on the 8-tailfeather dollars. This is a scarce item that falls into the TOP-100 VAM listing and will be recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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