1878-P VAM-39 7/8 Tailfeather 7/5 variety

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, April 1965.

This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.

39 II 2 B/Ai (5TF) (179) I-4 R-5
Obverse II2 - Die marker - Diagonal die scratch up from top right cotton leaf. Also VAMs 34 & 41. Middle die state with polished nostril
and die clash marks.
Reverse B/Ai - Five tail feathers ends showing; between 2 and 3, 3 and 4, 4 and 5, 5 and 6 and under 6 TF.
Design remains in leaves of branch, below branch on left, and inside wreath bow. Die chips around R in TRUST.

Comments:
1- Vam-39 is a 7/8 tailfeather variety that shows five tailfeathers emerging below the strong 7 feathers.
Another attribution feature is looking at the underside of the olive branch to the left of the eagle and above the arrow feathers.
2- All VAM-39's appear to be clashed, and are actually the sub-variety VAM-39A.

LVA Plate Photo:
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Additional photos:
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The key obverse feature is the gouge in Liberty's cap. This same obverse is shared by VAM-34 and VAM-41.
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LIBERTY has a unique die scratch in the letters.
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The ear of this obverse is pictured below.
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Liberty's eye has a unique die chip
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The 4th right star is broken
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The date is unremarkable in terms of doubling.
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Condition Census:


All VAM-39's appear to be clashed, and are actually the sub-variety VAM-39A.


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