1878-P VAM-14 Chip In Ear

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, April 1973.

14 I12 A1j (Doubled Motto) (193) I-2 R-4
Reverse A1j - Strong doubling of ONE, UNITED, STATES, OF, and IN GOD WE TRUST. Slight doubling of M, E, I, and A in AMERICA, D, O, and R in DOLLAR, right star and wreath. Two small feathers added on eagle's right and one small and one long on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.

Comments:
1- Die Chip in ear.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Reverse engraved tailfeathers between lower wing and body:
1878-P_VAM-14_reverse.jpg

The die chip in the ear on this particular specimen is not as pronounced as often seen:
1878-P_VAM-14_ear_closeup.JPG

Obverse die scratches:
1878-P_VAM-14_obv_die_scratches.jpg

Date placement for reference:
1878-P_VAM-14_date_placement.jpg

2nd Specimen
NESVT1_1878P_14_3.JPG
NESVT1_1878P_14_2.JPGNESVT1_1878P_14_1.JPG

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Bowers & Merena AuctionsATTRIBUTED BYVariety_Slabbing_Service.jpg

1878_RonH_VAM-14_OBV_BM.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-14_REV_BM.jpg


Price History:

1878-P VAM-14 ICG MS63 $354.38 VAMquest 3/07
1878-P VAM-14 PCGS MS62 $420.00 ebay 6/08

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
MS
48
0
0
2
0
1
8
4
4
1
2
0
3
12
10
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-14
MS
11
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14
MS
120
0
0
2
3
10
35
18
5
11
5
7
4
11
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-14
MSPL
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
181

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