1878-P VAM-22 Polished LIB 8 Tailfeather

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM

22 II/I 6 A2/A1e (Doubled ERTY) (180) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 6 - Doubled last four letters of LIBERTY, shifted down. First three letters have polishing marks.Slightly doubled E PLURIBUS UNUM at left top serifs, doubled 2 and 3 stars on left,and doubled 3 and 4 stars on right. Doubled tops of wheat leaves and grains, cotton leaves and blossoms.
Reverse A2/A1e - Doubled A and R of DOLLAR, ERICA of AMERICA, N of ONE, and both stars, two small feathers added on eagle's right and two fine lines on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing. Eagle's top and lower beak slightly doubled. Top arrow head and middle arrow shaft doubled.

Comments:
1- 1878-P VAM-22 has a highly over polished obverse.
2 - All are clashed on the obverse from the VAM 80 reverse die, and are either VAM 22A or VAM 22B
The LIB of LIBERTY has been polished down and has lots of polishing lines.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
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The inside of the ear has been polished down to a nub. Polishing lines abound in the area.
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The nose is polished open and clash lines emerge from the chin and lip.
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On the reverse, die gouges or chips are on top of the N of ONE.
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No extra berry on the outside top left leaf.
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The reverse is designated A2/A1e
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There is a state of the 1878-P VAM-22A that shows major grease strike thru features on the obverse jaw and/or neck. Click 1878-P VAM-22A for more info.

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-22 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg®

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From Heritage's auction archives another here here several here



Price History:

1878-P VAM-22 PCGS MS61 VAMquest $112.50 1/07
1878-P 8TF VAM-22 Morgan PCGS MS64 $420.65 eBay 03/22/09


Condition Census:

VAM-22A was discovered in 2003 and may be included in prior slabs.

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-22
MS
63
0
0
0
0
3
2
1
0
1
2
0
2
9
23
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-22
MS
26
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
7
9
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-22 HOT 50
MS
51
0
0
0
0
2
6
2
0
2
1
2
3
11
17
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-22 HOT 50
MS
41
0
0
0
0
1
1
5
0
1
0
1
2
14
10
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-22A HOT 50
MS
17
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
1
2
1
3
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
198
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