1878-P VAM-141A Tripled Right Star, Die Gouge Wing Tip

Discovered October 2006 by Clayton Christiansen

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM

141A II/I 19 · B2i (Tripled Right Star, Die Gouge Wing Tip) (194) I-4 R-5
Reverse B2i– Short shallow diagonal die gouge from upper side of eagle’s left wing tip. Scattered light polishing lines in lower fields.

1- The die gouge on the upper side of the eagle's left wing can certainly be seen better holding the coin than it is in this photo.
The gouge is what makes the difference between the VAM 141 and the VAM 141A. The VAM 141 page should be reviewed before seeking
this gouge.


No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:

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As demonstrated in the photograph below, there are die polishing marks in numerous areas in the lower fields.

Coin© VAM-141A Images from the Bernard Linhart Collection on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-141A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Bowers & Merena Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler


From Heritage's auction archives another here

Price History:

1878-P VAM-141A ANACS AU 55, eBay, $67.66, May-2009
1878-P VAM-141A RAW MS-62, VAMfinder, $100, Jul-2009

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