1878-P VAM-86 Doubled LIBERTY, Wheat Leaves & Grains, Disconnected Leaves

Discovery Nov 2010 by Larry Briggs.

86 II/I 6 - B1h (Doubled LIBERTY, Wheat Leaves & Grains, Disconnected Leaves) (180) I-3 R-6
Obverse II/I 6 - Later stage than VAM-80.
Reverse B1h - Die over polished with three left leaves disconnected from olive branch and middle of eagle's left wing missing.
Die marker - Numerous fine short die scratches at top of eagle's left wing just below 'st' of 'trust' and at right side of eagle's left leg.


Comments:
1- Further study of additional examples has revealed the obverse is a later stage than the VAM 80 marriage. Obverse clashmarks are clearly visible in several locations from the VAM 80 reverse die. As these same marks are on the VAM 22, all VAM 86 have clashed obverses.
2- The obverse has the pattern of die cracks found on VAM 22, but they are clearly not as advanced as what is seen on the VAM 22B stage. The obverse progression is most likely VAM 85, 80, 80A, 86, 22(A), 22B.
3- Latest Discoveryof B1 Varieties, shortly after VAM-85



LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:
The familiar pattern of polishing lines in LIBERTY identifies this specific obverse in all stages
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The obverse is clashed, with marks evident in several locations
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Crack pattern at wing tip
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Thin crack between DO of DOLLAR is clearly higher than those found on VAMs 80 and 85.
Repunching on D of DOLLAR is slightly below hub break.
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Full coin photos by John Baumgart of Untitled-TrueColor-1xxx.jpg of Gary Voyles's PCGS AU58

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Price History:

1878 VAM 86 in the DC SEGS EF40 sold for $6500.00 FUN 1/2011
1878 7TF R78 86 50 SEGS Jan-11 CS $6,000
1878 7TF R78 86 45 SEGS May-11 PP $5,000
1878 7TF R78 86 30 PCGS Apr-15 PP $3,000

Condition Census:

DC Coin SEGS EF40
2nd Specimen PCGS XF 45 Details
3rd Specimen ANACS 45
4th SEGS AU Details
5th PCGS 35
6th PCGS 30
7th PCGS 40 Details
8th PCGS g06
9th PCGS AU58
10th Raw 30-35

11/2016
TPG
Variety
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
PCGS
VAM-86
MS
4
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-86
MS Details
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-86
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-86
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-86
MS Details
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
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