1878-P VAM-140A Doubled P & 1-8, Partially Open o, Die Scratches Reverse

Discovery Feb 28, 2010 from a die progression series assembled by Fred Stanley. Revised 2010 Revised 2014

140A II/I 18 - B2b (Doubled P & 1-8, Partially Open o, Die Scratches Reverse) (180) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 18 - Earliest die state before use with VAM 116, but after non-scratches die state on reverse of VAM 140.
Reverse B2b - Partial open 'o' in God. Die 1 - Vertical die scratches inside both legs, on and below arrow heads, left of wreath bow, around top olive leaf cluster and top of inner feathers of eagles right wing.

Comments:
1- Below will show 140A AND 140A EDS
2- There are slightly earlier stages of this reverse with less complex patterns of die polish lines.

Threads:
1 - 4sdair 2014 Revision EDS Coin http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/66354874

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Earliest use of the II/I 18 obverse with a
strong bulge on the P of PLURIBUS
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A scratch and lump are found behind
Liberty's eye
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A die gouge is in the denticles under the
third left star
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The reverse has a progressively more
complex pattern of die scratches.
Lines on and below the lower arrow head
78_v140a_lines_arrow_head.jpg
Several lines in the upper right wing
78_v140a_lines_upper_rt_wing.jpg
Strong pattern of lines around both legs
78_v140a_lines_legs.jpg


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From 4sdair, Large Full Coin VAM-140A, Images photographed and ATTRIBUTED BY John Baumgart @ Variety_Slabbing_Service.jpg

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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-140 EDS, Die Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy 4sdair ATTRIBUTED BY Leroy Van Allen
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Price History:




Condition Census:


NGC does not attribute 140 or 140A.
PCGS attributes all as V140
VAM-140 may also contain 140A's.
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
PCGS
VAM-140A
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-140A
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-140
MS
17
0
0
0
1
2
3
0
2
2
0
0
0
4
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-140
MS
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-140
MS
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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