1878-P VAM-34 7/8 Tailfeather, 4 Tips showing

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, April 1965.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

34 II2 - B/Ae (4TF) (179) I-3 R-5
Obverse II2- Broken point of star 4 right. 7 doubled on right side.
Die marker - Diagonal die scratch up from top right cotton leaf. Also VAMs 39 & 41. Earliest die state with full nostril.
Reverse B/Ae- Four tail feather ends showing. Design remains in leaves of branch and below branch on left, also around wreath bow. Doubled O, D, W, and E of IN GOD WE TRUST.

Comments:
1- VAM-34 has three diagonal die polishing lines in the eagle's tail feathers. The fourth star to the right of the 8 in the date has one of the points broken off. A key identifier is the single strong die polishing line from the top right side of the right cotton leaf to the recessed area of the cap.

LVA Plate Photo:
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Additional photos:
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1878-P_VAM-34eye.jpg

2nd Specimen
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-34 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions- RonH270 RonH270
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Price History:

1878-P VAM-34 PCGS MS64 eBay $400.00 02/02/2011

1878-P VAM-34 PCGS MS63 eBay $145.07 03/19/2017

1878-P VAM-34 NGC MS62 VAMquest $196.88 12/06
1878-P VAM-34 NGC AU58 eBay $102.50 12/06/2015
1878-P VAM-34 ANACS AU53 eBay $79.00 11/18/2015
1878-P VAM-34 NGC XF45 eBay $155.00 11/18/2015

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
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MS
48
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
1
1
2
14
18
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
PCGS
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MSPL
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
NGC
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MS
66
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
1
2
31
15
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
ANACS
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MS
42
0
0
0
0
2
5
6
3
5
0
1
3
9
6
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
ANACS
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MS
84
0
0
0
1
3
10
3
8
3
7
8
16
13
10
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
ANACS
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MSDM
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
ANACS
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MSOP
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
ANACS
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MSPL
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
8
6
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
ANACS
7/8 TF VAM-34 HOT 50
MSPL
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
7
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010
ANACS
7/8 TF VAM-34A HOT 50
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6/2010


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