1878-P VAM-14.19 8 Tailfeather, Broken 8

Discovered August 1998 by Del Adler.

14-19 I118 · A1d (Doubled LIBERTY) (193) I-3 R-7
Obverse I118– LIBERTY slightly doubled on right side. All left stars and first three right stars slightly doubled towards rim. Slightly doubled date with 1 doubled below upper crossbar, both 8's doubled on lower left outside of upper loop. 7 doubled on right side. Later die state shows a large vertical die crack from rim to right side of second 8 up to hair.

Comments:
1- The 1878-P VAM-14.19 is one of the ultra rare 8TF coins. The picture below shows the tailfeathers of the A1D reverse:
2- This variety shares the reverse A1D with VAMs 6, 7, 14-5, 14-8, and 14-19. VAMs 6 and 7 are relatively common, but the other three are major rarities.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1878p_vam14_19_d.jpg
1878p_vam14_19_b.jpg

VAM-6, VAM-14.8 and VAM-14.19 do not have a gouge through the A in STATES. VAM-7 and VAM-14.5 have a gouge.
Pictured here is a 14.19 without the gouge.
1878p_vam14_19_f.jpg

The most famous feature of a 14.19, which occurs in the Late Die Stage (LDS), is a spectacular die break along the right side of the 8 in the date.
This picture is of an Early Die State, (EDS), without the break.------------------------------------------Die break at date pictures courtesy of L. Eakins!!
1878p_vam14_19_h.jpgleakins14191.jpg

Other die markers can be used to confirm the obverse.
1878p_vam14_19_i.jpg
1878p_vam14_19_m.jpg
1878p_vam14_19_n.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.19 VLDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1878_RonH_VAM-14.19_VLDS_REV_COIN_SLAB_07292014.jpg1878_RonH_VAM-14.19_VLDS_OBV_COIN_SLAB_07292014.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.19_VLDS_OBV_COIN_07292014.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.19_VLDS_REV_COIN_07292014.jpg
High Resolution of above coin
1878_RonH_VAM-14.19_VLDS_OBV_PLATE_07292014.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.19_VLDS_REV_PLATE_07292014.jpg





Price History:

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-14.19
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
NGC
8 TF VAM-14.19
MS
3
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-14.19
MSPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.19
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.19
MSPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
7
NGC Population for 1878-P VAM-14.19
NGC Population for 1878-P VAM-14.19 PL
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