1878-P VAM 14.20 Boll Lines

Discovered October 2002 by Kyle Aber

This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam.

14-20(revised) I1 18 · A1l (Tripled Date & Right Stars) (193) I-3 R-7
Obverse I1 18– Tripled date with 1 tripled below upper crossbar, first and second 8 slightly tripled at top inside and lower left outside of upper loop and 7 slightly tripled below upper crossbar and doubled at top right of vertical shaft. All right stars slightly tripled towards rim. Some heavy polishing lines in cotton leaves and bolls. Die markers– Shallow die chip above L in LIBERTY and long thin inner ear fill.
Reverse A1L– Earlier die state than 1878-P VAM-14.2

Comments:
1- Ultra-rare with less than two dozen known. A huge premium coin.

LVA Plate Photos:
1878-P_VAM-14-20_Die_Chip_L.jpg 1878-P_VAM-14-20_Long_Ear_Fill.jpg

Additional photos:
The late die state remains proof-like and has a pair of unique rim-to-field die cracks:
1878_VAM_14_20_Obverse_Cracks.JPG

'Boll Lines' Heavy polishing in cotton leaves and bolls.
Boll_Lines_JL.jpg

NESVT20101009_1878P_14_20_01.JPG
NESVT20101009_1878P_14_20_02.JPG

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.20 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1878_RonH_VAM-14.20_OBV_12222012.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14.20_REV_12222012.jpg


Price History:
PCGS AU55, sold for $12,500, Private Party sale, also in February 2008

PCGS XF45 sold for $9,776, Spring Rarities Auction, June 2006
ANACS XF40 Details Cleaned $4600 w/BP Heritage Auction Long Beach 02/06/09

PCGS VF25, sold for $2,500, Private Party sale, February, 2008
PCGS VF20 sold for $4700, Private Party sale, November 2009

PCGS F15 sold for $3,200, ebay, June 2012
PCGS F12 sold private sale California Coin March 2017
PCGS Genuine $2585 Heritage January 2013

Condition Census:

5/2017
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-14.20
MS
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
1
2
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-14.20
MS Details
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-14.20
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-14.20
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-14.20
MS Details
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-14.20
MS PL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-14.20
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
19


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-14.20
MS
11
1
0
0
2
2
3
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11/2015
SEGS
8 TF VAM-14.20
MS
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11/2015
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.20 HITLIST40
MS
3
0
0
0
1
0
1d
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11/2015


Total
15
PCGS GN1 was in a PCI G6 Brian Raines signature holder (obverse damaged)
The PCGS VF20 and the ANACS VF20 are the same coin. Crossed over to PCGS by Ken McLean in 2009.
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