1878-P VAM-113 Flake on Cheek

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965. Revised December 2017 - pacificwr

113 II/I 15 - B2a (Flake on Cheek) (194) I-2 R-4
Obverse II/I 15 - Type II LIBERTY. Doubled N, U, M in UNUM. Doubled 2-7 left stars and 1, 2, and 5 right stars. Doubled 1 at top right and bottom. Both 8's in date doubled at top left outside. Die creak through ear center and large die flake on cheek.
Key Identifier - Die flake on check in front of ear.


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LVA Plate Photo:
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Additional photos:
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Large chip is on the cheek to the left of the ear. Surface is rough between the hair lock and the ear. Crack in the ear has a small break at its right end.
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The date.
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LIBERTY exhibits the typical II/I obverse doubling.
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The nostril is weak.
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A sequence of chips looks, at first glance, like an arc die scratch.
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-113 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-113 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
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