1878-P VAM-14.15 Doubled Motto, Lines in Hair

Discovered November 1997 by Richard Pawley

VAM-14.15 I12 · A1L (Doubled Motto) (193) I-3 R-7
REVERSE: VAM-14.15 shares its reverse with the VAM-14.2 and VAM-14.20 (another rare coin).

Comments: VAM-14.15 is one of the terribly rare 8 tailfeather varieties. The 1878 VAM-14.15 is an 8 tailfeather coin
with the A1L reverse. Extremelly difficult to find,obverse is shared with the VAM-9 and VAM-14. To date there is no known uncirculated VAM-14.15 !

COLLECTOR INTEREST:HIGH
No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
VAM-14.15 has lots of die polish on the obverse:
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A major die break can be found on the late die states:
1878p_vam14_15d.jpg

The A1L reverse has a line in the N of ONE
1878p_vam14_15f.jpg

The A1L reverse has a die gouge coming out of the leaf
1878p_vam14_15g.jpg

Notice the engraved feathers next to the legs:
1878p_vam14_15h.jpg

There is also a large die polish line running down the inside of the wing.
1878p_vam14_15i.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.15 AU-50 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

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Price History:

July 22, 2007 PCGS 35 $1600
April 14, 2008 PCGS 40 $2300
PCGS XF45 - ebay Buy it Now Oct. 8, 2009 $2500


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-14.15
MS
17
0
0
0
0
2
9
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-14.15
MS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.15
MS
24
0
0
0
1
8
8
5
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
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