1878-P VAM-79 Missing Nostril,Doubled Cotton Leaves

Discovered by Clarence Brown, June 1966.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM. This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety

79 II/I 35 B1a (Missing Nostril,Doubled Cotton Leaves) (180) I-5 R-4
Obverse II/I 35 - Slightly doubled LIBERTY shifted left. Doubled 2 through 7 stars on left and first three stars on right. Lower part of Liberty head nostril partially missing from over polished die. R of PLURIBUS doubled at top inside of upper loop. Hair, cotton bolls & leaves doubled on right side. Ear slightly doubled on right inside. Key identifier - Metal in loops of both 8's. (Also 201)
Reverse B1a - Different die than VAM-70 .

Comments:
1- The nostril on Liberty's nose is broken from over polishing the dies. The reverse has the disconnected leaf and the long arrow shaft.
2- some specimens show polished swirl marks on cheek
3- LDS Specimens show Miscellaneous cracks on reverse and in field by G of God

LVA Plate Photos:
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1878-P_VAM-79_PLATE_3_METAL_IN_8S_12_OCT_2010.jpg


Additional photos:

Partially over polished Nostril.............................................................................Date Doubling
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Doubled left stars.
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Disconnected leaves and long nock.
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Die swirl marks on cheek.....NOT on all specimens
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The crack into the field from the top of the G of GOD is diagnostic.
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Late Die Cracks from Tom Rogers' coin.
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-79 MDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions© ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
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Full Coin VAM-79 Late Die Stage (LDS) Images on loan to VAMworld and ATTRIBUTED BY Tom Rogers.
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MS

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ANACS
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MS

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SEGS
VAM-
MS

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ICG
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MS

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VSS
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MS

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PCI
VAM-
MS

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NGC
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MS

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