1878-P VAM-37 7/8 Tailfeather 7/4 variety

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, April 1965. Revised 2010.

37 II2 - B/Ag (4TF) (179) I-4 R-4
Obverse II2- Broken point on star 4 right. 7 in date doubled slightly on right side. E and P have bulges at top right and B is doubled at right inside and bottom outside of lower loop.
Die marker - Single diagonal polishing line in lower right hair vee.
Reverse B/Ag- Four tail feathers showing; between 2 and 3 TF and under 3, 4, and 5 TF. Design remains in leaves of branch, below branch on left, and around wreath bow. Die chips around D, W, E, and U of IN GOD WE TRUST.

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VAM-37 is a strong 7/8 tailfeather variety that shows 4 of the 8 tailfeathers form the original A reverse. The reverse is shared with 1878-P VAM-36 so check the obverse markers if your reverse matches this image.

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The quick identifier for VAM-36 and VAM-37 is the two spikes emerging from the bottom of the arrow feathers.
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The reverse is doubled and separation can be seen at the tips of the leaves in the wreath.
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There is a die polish line in the B of LIBERTY that can be used to tell a VAM-37 from a 1878-P VAM-361878p_vam37_i.jpg

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No significant doubling on the date
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Some coins show a die crack on the obverse 1878p_vam37_c.jpg

4th right star is broken (don't use this as a major confirmation as many other VAMs have the same broken star. If it is NOT broken, its not a VAM-37)

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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-37 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions
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Price History:

1878 7/8 TF VAM-37 Raw BU $97.00 eBay 6/12/2010
1878 7/8TF VAM 37 MS63 PCGS $185.11 eBay 7/25/2010
1878 7/8TF VAM 37 Raw AU $96.13 ebay 02/2011

Condition Census:


4/2010
TPG
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
ANACS
MS
601
0
0
2
5
9
38
21
3
36
21
31
57
187
159
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
MSOD
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
MSOP
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
MSPL
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
MS
128
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
3
16
36
39
21
2
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
MS
86
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
0
1
1
0
6
18
33
19
4
0
0
0
0
0