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Discovery Feb 2013 Mitch Hill
19B II 1 - B1f (Wide CC With Dot, Die Break R ) (179) I-3 R-7
Obverse II 1 -
Die 1 obverse after use of Die 2 obverse that developed a die break between RI.
Reverse B 1f -
Radial die crack from rim thru R in AMERICA over thru wreath towards wing with displaced field break at wreath to R.
From John Roberts
the Director of Attribution Services at ANACS, a prolific writer of coin articles for Coin World magazine
and numismatic books including
A Guide to the Varieties of the 1878 Carson City Morgan Dollar".
"A new wrinkle for Morgans, a documented remarriage. The VAM 19.1 obverse was placed back into service after the VAM 19A break
forced the retirement of that obverse. 1st marriage VAM 19.1 examples will lack any of the crack pattern thru STATES that we see on mid die
stage VAM 19.2 pieces and the VAM 19A. 2nd marriage VAM 19.1 pieces will always be cracked thru the top of STATES.
Unlike the VAM 19A break, which appears to have been instantaneous, the radial break of the VAM 19B reverse was progressive."
More Photos of this variety
V19B High-Res Photos
LVA Plate Photo:
Vampicker's Photo of Discovery Coin: The break thru the R of AMERICA
the crack does extend all the way to the Eagles Left Wing but the field is not displaced like it is between the R and the Laurel Wreath cluster.
, Large Full Coin VAM-19B Images photographed and
Leroy Van Allen
the Discovery coin also has a Strike thru on lower Jaw
1878_CC_VAM-19B Discovery coin obv
1878_CC_VAM-19.B Discovery Coin Rev
2 Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-19B images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of and
Lance Newman OCC
No trading history, but expect a premium similar to the VAM 19A
NGC 64 (discovery piece)
ANACS 62 AOH March-2014
ANACS 55 Details
AU 53 raw (slightly earlier stage)
PCGS MS 63 unattributed slab number 33027201 Larry Eakins 11-23-15
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