1878-P VAM-8 Stick Feather 8TF

Discovered by Paul Williams, August 1966.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM

8 I27 A1g (Doubled Reverse) (180) I-2 R-4
Obverse I 27 - Doubled E PLUR of the motto on the left side and top of the letters. All stars on left doubled. Slightly doubled 87 in date with 8 doubled at bottom inside of lower loop and 7 doubled on left side of vertical shaft.
Reverse A1g - Doubled left side, top and bottom including legend, wreath, star,and wing tip. Top f UNITED tripled. Wreath to left of ribbon bow heavily polishe with parts of leaves missing. Two small feathers added on eagle's right and one long one on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.

Comments:
1- The 1878 VAM-8 is an 8 tailfeather coin with the A1g reverse. The A1g reverse is unique among 8TF coins. See Picture B
2- The most prominent feature is the two disconnected leaves to the left of the bow. See Picture A

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Picture A: Over Polished Bow
1878p_vam8_l.jpg

Picture B: Below is a photo of the A1g leg feathers.
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The left feathers:
1878p_vam8_j.jpg
The right feathers:
1878p_vam8_k.jpg

Liberty has a chip on her forehead.
1878p_vam8_g.jpg

The cap has some fine polishing lines in the recessed area. Late die state have diagnostic cracks in the 1st U of UNUM.
1878p_vam8_e.jpg

The 7 in the date is doubled on the left side.
1878p_vam8_c.jpg

There are some unique cracks around the date.
1878p_vam8_b.jpg

The eye does not have major spikes, chips or gouges like many other 8TF coins.
1878p_vam8_a.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-8 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-8 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-8_OBV_04022011.jpg
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Price History:
1878-P VAM-8 ANACS MS62 VAMquest $277.86 12/06
1878-P VAM-8 PCGS AU50 eBay $122.44 12-23-2007
1878-P VAM-8 Raw AU eBay "store item" Buy It Now $75.00 July 2008
1878-P VAM-8 NGC MS63 eBay $229.49 05-24-09
1878-P VAM-8 PCGS MS63 VamWorld BSTA $600 March 2010


Condition Census:
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
Date
PCGS
8 TF VAM-8 HOT 50
MS
39
0
0
0
0
0
5
1
1
1
0
3
16
9
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4/2008
NGC
8 TF VAM-8 HOT 50
MS
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
6
1
6
13
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-8 HOT 50
MS
97
0
1
1
1
9
21
10
5
4
6
6
8
19
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-8 HOT 50
MS
47
0
1
0
0
4
5
3
3
4
3
1
3
10
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
221
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