1878-P VAM-198 Tripled Blossoms

Discovered by Steve Sabella, June 1979.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM and This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety

198 II/I 17 · B2f (Doubled Date) (194) I-5 R-5
Obverse II/I 17 -Doubled IBERTY in LIBERTY with left shift. Doubled NUM in UNUM and doubled date. All stars doubled. Tripled cotton blossoms,same Obverse as 1878-P VAM-115
Reverse B2f - Die overpolished with part of eagle's lower right wing missing. B2f reverse is found on VAMs 196, 197, and 198.

Comments:
1- Only a tiny hub defect remains above the top arrow feather for VAM-198. For VAM-115 the defect is larger and more triangular.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Tripled cotton blossoms:
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Over polished wing feather attachment:
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Doubled IBERTY in LIBERTY with left shift.
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-198 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
John Roberts is the Director of Attribution Services at ANACS, a prolific writer of coin articles for Coin World magazine and numismatic books. He is a longtime collector of Morgan dollar varieties and is considered an expert in attributing Morgan varieties. We're very fortunate to have him contribute in this forum as- VAMpicker VAMpicker.
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High Resolution of same coin.
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From Heritage's auction archives another here here here here here here here here here here here


Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-198 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy Paul Sandler Coin Photography ATTRIBUTED BY Paul Sandler
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Price History:

From the VAMview archives:
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 62 PCGS Sep-07 PP $2,500
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 62 PCGS Oct-08 H $2,070
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 61 PCGS Oct-07 PP $1,500
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 61 ANACS Sep-06 TT $157
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 58 PCGS Mar-08 E $536
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 55 PCGS Feb-08 CS $500
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 55 ANACS Nov-07 E $250
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 55 ANACS Jun-07 MF $144
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 53 ANACS Feb-07 PP $560
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 53 PCGS Nov-06 E $303
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 50 ANACS Feb-07 PP $450
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 50 PCGS Sep-07 PP $450
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 50 ANACS Mar-07 E $225
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 50 ANACS Mar-07 E $225
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 50 ANACS Mar-08 H $51
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 ANACS Apr-08 CS $350
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 ANACS Apr-08 CS $350
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 ANACS Apr-08 CS $350
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Aug-07 E $248
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Jan-07 TT $224
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Mar-08 E $199
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Mar-07 TT $190
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS May-08 E $187
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Nov-07 E $181
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Oct-07 E $180
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Mar-08 E $152
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Sep-08 E $131
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 raw Mar-06 E $120
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 PCGS Oct-08 E $109
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 ANACS Jan-08 E $34
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 45 ANACS Apr-08 E $29
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 40 ANACS Apr-08 CS $250
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 40 ANACS Apr-08 CS $250
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 40 ANACS Jan-07 CS $250
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 40 ANACS Feb-07 PP $250
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 40 ANACS Feb-07 PP $250
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 40 ANACS Mar-07 E $125
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 40 ANACS Aug-08 H $31
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 35 ANACS Jan-07 CS $200
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 30 PCGS Dec-07 E $159
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 30 ANACS Apr-08 CS $150
1878 7TF 198 (199.1) 30 ANACS Apr-08 CS $150
1878-P R78 VAM 198 Trpl Blos PCGS VF25 $49.00 eBay 12/21/2008 120350433817


*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., http://www.rcicoins.com, and Jeff Oxman, http://www.vamlink.com


Condition Census:

12/2015
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-198
MS
114
0
0
0
0
13
6
13
17
7
14
18
1
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-198
MSPL
1
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-198
MS
147
0
0
0
2
9
23
33
27
15
18
12
2
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-198
MSPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MSPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-198
MS
43
0
0
0
0
0
5
10
3
6
7
5
2
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
306
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