1878 VAM-14.11 Wild Eye

Discovered August 1995 by Les Hartnett

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

14-11 I1 11 · A1c (Doubled Eyelid) (189?) I-3 R-7
Obverse I1 11 – Eyelid doubled as short, thick and blunt spike just below eyelid plus a long thin spike angled downward in front of lower part of eye. E and P of E PLURIBUS doubled in clockwise direction. Raised metal in first 8 in date. Ear over polished. Strong doubling along top edges of many obverse stars.
Reverse A1c - Letters in UNITED doubled strongly on top and bottom. STATES OF AMERICA letters doubled at bottom. ONE DOLLAR letters doubled at top. Left wreath strongly doubled. Three small feathers added on eagle's right and two on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.

Comments: The VAM-14.11 is an ultra rarity with perhaps a dozen known. This is an eight tail feather variety. The A1c reverse is shared by Vams 3, 4, 5, 14-6, 14-7, 14-11, 14-12, 14-14, 14-17, and 14-18. All but VAMs 3 & 4 are major rarities. The VAM-14.11 is defined by two "spikes" in front of the eye. The first is upward short and square-ended. The second is longer downward and sharply pointed. The letters in 'E PLURIBU' are all doubled, showing small notches on the left serifs.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
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A1C reverse
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Here is a pickup point you might not have seen before in the hair vee of the 14.11
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.11 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Baumgart Untitled-TrueColor-1xxx.jpg1878_RonH_VAM-14.11_OBV_01152016.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.11_REV_01152016.jpg


Auction Archives:
From Heritage's auction archives another

Price History:
NGC MS64* Heritage $23,[[tel:500 2/7/2016|500 2/7/2016]]
SEGS CLEANED MS61, JULY 2001 EBAY sale $7101.00
PCGS AU55 sold on eBay for over $15,000 in 2008

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-14.11
MS
14
0
0
0
0
3
3
1
0
1
1
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
2/2016
PCGS
8 TF VAM-14.11
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2/2016
NGC
8 TF VAM-14.11
MS
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
2/2016
ICG
8 TF VAM-14.11
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2/2016
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.11 TOP 100
MS
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2/2016
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.11 TOP 100
MS Details
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2/2016
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.11 TOP 100
MSOD
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2/2016


Total
30
*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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