1878-P VAM-84A Washed Out L, Broken D, Clashed Obverse n, Reverse E & M

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, May 2003. Revision September 2004 by Leroy Van Allen

This coin is a Super CD Morgan Vam. This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety

84A(revised) II/I 12 · B1e (Washed Out L, Broken D, Clashed Obverse n, Reverse E & M) (180) I-3 R-5
Obverse II/I 12– Strongly clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck.
Reverse B1e– Clashed die with partial raised E from obverse LIBERTY below eagle’s tail feathers on left side. Vertical bar and middle serif of E show. Also has raised designer’s initial M from obverse showing above d of God. Late die states show die chip at top of right wreath.

Comments:
1- Obverse Die Markers –There is a crack that starts in the denticles, passes under the 2nd right star and runs into the bottom, left tip of the 3rd star, could reach to the right tip of the 4th star in ULDS state.
2- The VAM-84A has the same attributions as the VAM-84 with the additions of clashing on the Obverse and Reverse and a die crack between the second and third star.
3- Obverse II/I 12– Strongly clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck.
4- Left stars, E PLUR and LIBERTY will have some doubling as well. Some Die-poop above U&R and between seventh left star and rim.

LVA Plate Photo:
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Additional photos:
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Line under the first "8"in the date
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Reverse B1e– Clashed die with partial raised E from obverse LIBERTY below eagle’s tail feathers on left side. Vertical bar and middle serif of E show. Also has raised designer’s initial M from obverse showing above d of God.
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Die Crack on Obverse Right Stars
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Die chip between denticles
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2 Sets Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-84A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions© ATTRIBUTED BY Mitch Hill
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Price History:
1878-P VAM-84A ANACS MS62 eBay $143.06 03/29/09
1878-P VAM-84A ANACS MS63 eBay Buy It Now $199.99 05/05/08

Condition Census:

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1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
ANACS
121
0
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
14
14
7
12
40
21
4
0
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