1878-P VAM-82 Doubled Date & Stars

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965, Revised December 2016 - pacificwr

82 (revised) II/I 10 - B1c (Doubled Date & Stars) (180) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 10- Doubled LIBERTY shifted up. Doubled PLURIBUS & UNUM in Motto. Doubled 1-3 and 5,6 left stars and 1-4 right stars. Doubled
188 with 1 on right side, both 8's over center of top loop. Doubled top cotton leaf and both cotton bolls on left side. Slightly over polished Liberty
head center. Key identifier - Die chip right of lower cotton leaf. B1c reverse also VAM-81.
Reverse B1c- The middle leaves at the end of the olive branch are disconnected. It also has a long arrow shaft which is shared
with every B1 Reverse. It has two die chips on the eagles right wing about half way down the wing which serves as a key marker.

Comments:
1-The VAM-82 shows the strongest doubling of any B1 Reverse Variety with all letters shifted both to the left and upwards.
2- There is dramatic doubling on the first couple of stars to the right of the date. The top of the 8's are lightly doubled and the 1 is notched
at the top right outside.
3- VAM-82 is also the only B1 reverse that has the complete nostril.
4- The Reverse comes in 3 distinct stages
  • 1st Stage has a severly polished reverse covering the majority of the fields no obverse Star Crack
  • 2nd stage Obverse Star crack appears sporatic reverse polishing lines
  • 3rd Die chip on Phrygian cap barely visible after polishing

LVA Plate Photos:




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Additional photos:
The VAM-82 is also the only B1 reverse that has the complete nostril.
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Photo below right shows the VAM-82 II/I Ear Fill.
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Notice the 1 is notched at the top right outside and the doubling on top of the loop of the 1st 8.
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Photo below left of the doubling on top of the 1st 8. Photo below right of the doubling on top of the 2nd 8.
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Key identifier - Die chip right of lower cotton leaf. Doubled LIBERTY shifted up.
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slightly doubled liberty with no striations as found on VAM-80
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Doubled E,P,R,B,S,U and N in Motto.
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Doubled E,P,R,B,S,U and N in Motto.
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Doubled E,P,R,B,S,U and N in Motto.
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Doubled E,P,R,B,S,U and N in Motto.
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Doubled E,P,R,B,S,U and N in Motto.
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Doubled E,P,R,B,S,U and N in Motto.
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Doubled E,P,R,B,S,U and N in Motto.
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Photo below left shows doubling on top of loop of 2nd 8 and doubling on 1st right star.
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Photo below left shows doubling on 1st right star. Photo below right shows doubling on 2nd right star.
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1st two right stars. Notice the die crack on right side of photo that ends below 2nd right star.
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Die crack between 3rd and 4th right stars.
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Die crack thru right stars. PL EDS coins do not exhibit this die crack!
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On VAM-82 the the middle leaves at the end of the olive branch are disconnected. It also has a long arrow shaft which is shared with every B1 Reverse.
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Notice it has the B1c reverse as the gap between the eagle's leg and right wing is not polished away. Photo below right of two die chips on the eagles right wing about half way down the wing which serves as a key marker.
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Reverse showing alot of easy pickens
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-82 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-82 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mitch Hill
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Price History:

1878-P VAM-82 PCGS MS63 VAMquest $129.38 12/06
1878-P VAM-82 PCGS MS65 eBay $999.99 08/09


Condition Census: PCGS MS 64

NGC Population for 1878-P VAM-82
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