1878-P VAM-14.6 Dot On Ear

Discovered by Martin Field, August 1979.

14-6 I1 6 - A1c (Dot on Ear) (189) I-3 R-5
Obverse I2 6 - Slightly doubled first three right stars and first six left stars towards rim. E is doubled at bottom and U-UNU doubled at bottom inside towards rim. Both 8's are doubled slightly at top inside of both loops and 7 is doubled slightly on right side of vertical shaft. Ear is over polished with dot die break in middle of lower earlobe.
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-14.6 is rare in all grades. with 25-40 specimens estimated. One prominent collector claims ownership of 10. Known to exist in high grades, reported in DMPL, PL and semi-PL up to MS64. 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.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Dot on ear (hard to see on worn examples):
1878_8TF_VAM_14_6_EarDot.jpgJPM 1878 8TF 14.6 Ear PCGS 63.jpg.jpg

Radial die crack from rim through star into hair (later die state 14.6A only):
1878-P_VAM-14-6_die_crack_obverse.jpg

Next are two photos of the reverse of an actual VAM-14.6 specimen. Remember that ten 8tf varieties share this reverse, so obverse must be matched as well to have a VAM-14.6.
1878-P_VAM-14-6_reverse.jpg1878-P_VAM-14-6_reverse2.jpg

PCGS MS63 Specimen THIS IS VAM 14.6A (note the die crack and the dot on ear):
1878_8TF_VAM_14.6_Obverse.jpg

Large Full Coin Photo of VAM 14.6 Copyrighted© Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions
1878PVAM_14_6_HEROBV7585.jpg
1878PVAM_14_6_HERREV7585.jpg



Price History:
PCGS MS64PL $10,062.50 Heritage June 4, 2010

PCGS MS63 sold for $5,000 in July, 2005.
AU Cleaned example sold for $1,000 in July, 2006.
PCGS VF35 sold for $1400 in mid -sep-2015


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-14.6
MS
13
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
1
0
0
2
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1/2012
PCGS
8 TF VAM-14.6
MSPL
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2011
PCGS
8 TF VAM-14.6
MSDMPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2011
NGC
8 TF VAM-14.6
MS
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.6
MS
5
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.6
MSDM
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14.6
MSPL
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
34

P V14-6 MS64 DMPL O.jpgP V14-6 MS64 DMPL R.jpg
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