1878-P VAM-14.10 8TF "Cracked Bonnet"

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, June 1990.

14-10(revised) I15 · A1k (Doubled Lower Hair and Date) (188) I-2 R-6
Reverse A1k– Slight doubling of lower and left side of wreath, olive leaves and bottom of eagle’s right wing. Slightly doubled bottom inside of UNITED STATES, ONE top inside and In God We Trust top. Three small feathers added on eagle’s right and two on left side between leg and bottom of wing. Reverse is shared with 1878 VAM 14.1

Comments:
1- The 1878 VAM-14.10 is an 8 tailfeather coin with the A1k reverse, which is shared by VAM-14.1. The key to separate this from the common VAM 14.1 is to locate the large die crack through the bonnet. Note: VAM 14.3 also has the bonnet crack, but it is less severe and not the A1k reverse.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1878_8TF_VAM_14_10_BC3.jpg

A1K Reverse:
1878_8TF_A1K_Reverse2.jpg

Full coin images on loan to VAMworld courtesy of of Brian Raines.
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.10 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.10_OBV_07162011.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.10_REV_07162011.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.10 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.10_OBV_AU-50_04242011.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.10_REV_AU-50_04242011.jpg


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Price History:

1878-P VAM-14.10 NGC MS62 VAMquest $479.25 12/06
1878-P VAM-14.10 PCGS MS62 VAMquest $652.50 06/15/2008
1878-P VAM-14.10 PCGS VF35 eBay $142.57 eBay 10/17/10



Condition Census:

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
Date
PCGS
8 TF VAM-14.10
MS
42
0
0
0
0
4
7
6
3
2
4
0
2
8
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-14.10
MS
17
0
0
0
1
0
3
3
2
1
2
0
1
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.10
MS
83
0
0
3
1
7
22
12
3
11
2
1
4
10
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
142
NGC Population for 1878-P VAM-14.10
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