1878-P VAM-100-1

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965. Described 2009

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety

100-1 I1 10 B2a (Doubled Obverse Motto) (180) I-5 R-4
Obverse I1 10 - Doubled top of E PURIBUS UNUM and 1-4 & 6 left stars and all right stars toward rim. Eylid slightly doubled below front. Date slightly doubled with 1 doubled below crossbar, first 8 at top inside and left outside of upper loop, 7 at top right and below crossbar and second 8 at lowe left outside of upper loop.
Reverse B2a- Later type B2 reverse with shorter center arrow shaft of nock. Die 1 - Die markers - Diagonal die scratch in top opening of A in DOLLAR, small semi-circular die impression line on outside of tenth outer feather from eagle's right wing and a few light horizontal polishing lines inside wreath bow. Die later used for VAM-114-1.

Comments: In VAMVIEW 14 John Roberts reported the existence of two different Reverse Types for the VAM 100, A and B.
1878 VAM-100 Type 1 Obverse. This variety has the parallel arrow feather, short nock B2 reverse combined with the type 1 obverse which has an incuse M. Incuse M means the designer, George T. Morgan, placed his initial M on the obverse neck of Liberty and for type 1, it is etched down into the design. For type 2 coins, the M raises up out of the neck. It is subtle and hard to see. Additional pick-up points for this coin include obverse doubling, pictured here on the R and I of PLURIBUS and small die chips around US of TRUST.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Tmanhg Photos
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Two lines in cap fold.
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1 and 100-2 Cap Fold.jpg


In VAMVIEW 14 John Roberts reported the existence of two different Reverse Types for the VAM 100, A and B.
Reverse A is VAM-100-2
The key diagnostic for the A reverse is no line inside the top opening of the A in Dollar.
SWH2_1880P_VAM100_R.jpg
There is also a crack pattern thru OF to the Wing Tip, and AM of America
SWH2_1880P_VAM100_OF.jpg
Reverse B is VAM-100-1
Three horizontal lines from right side of bow opening.
Diagonal line inside the top opening of the A in DOLLAR.

Scratch-A-Dollar.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-100-1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_OBV_03192012.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_REV_03192012.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-100-1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg

1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_OBV_COIN_08162014.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_REV_COIN_08162014.jpg
High Resolution of the same coin:
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_REV_PLATE_08162014.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_OBV_PLATE_08162014.jpg
This coin shows the die crack progression between the star and O in ONE on the reverse while still married to VAM-100-1. This reverse die was later used on VAM-114.1 with a different Obverse.
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-100-1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_REV_With_Vertical_Crack_05122012.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-100-1_OBV_With_Vertical_Crack_05122012.jpg
From Heritage's auction archives another here here several here here


Price History:

1878-P VAM-100-1 PCGS MS63 $127.51 eBay Jan-15-2010
1878-P R78 VAM 100 Type 1 Obv. MS62 PCGS $82.00 eBay 12/28/2008 120353362120

Condition Census:

Population 6/2010:
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
ANACS
7 TF VAM-100-1 TOP 100
MS
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
7 TF VAM-100-2 TOP 100
MS
6
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
7 TF VAM-100 TOP 100
MS
185
0
0
0
0
3
7
5
2
4
2
5
7
49
73
24
4
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
7 TF VAM-100 TOP 100
MSDM
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
7 TF VAM-100 TOP 100
MSPL
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
7 TF VAM-100 TOP 100
MSPL
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
7 TF VAM-100 TOP 100
MS
84
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
2
1
19
31
24
4
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
7 TF VAM-100-2 TOP 100
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0



1

1


0
0
0
0
0


TOTAL
295

*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., http://www.rcicoins.com, and Jeff Oxman, http://www.vamlink.com
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