1878-S Long Nock Reverse


A small quantity of 1878 coin minted in San Francisco used a B1 reverse die. This B1 reverse can be detected by looking for a long center nock on the arrow shaft. These dies appear to have been used for the first coins that left the mint and any 1878-S coin with a B1 reverse is a rarity. Most of these coins are well circulated with even XF coins being exceedingly rare.

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There are nine known varieties of the long nocks. All are Top 100 Morgan VAMs.

The keys to identifying them are die clashes and gouges in Liberty's eye as well as mint mark position. Differentiating them can be difficult, especially on well worn specimens.

B1 Long Nock Reverse Mint Marks (Top 100 Morgan VAMs)

1878-S VAM-26 Long Nock Reverse, S Tilted Left
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1878-S VAM-27 Long Nock Reverse, Broken D of Dollar
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1878-S VAM-56 Long Nock Reverse, S Set High
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1878-S VAM-57 Long Nock Reverse, S Set Left
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1878-S VAM-58 Long Nock Reverse, S Set High
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1878-S VAM-59 Long Nock Reverse, S Set Slightly Left
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1878-S VAM-60 Long Nock Reverse, S Set High and Left
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1878-S VAM-62 Long Nock Reverse, S Set Far Left
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1878-S VAM-72 Long Nock Reverse, S Tilted Left
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Price History:


Condition Census:



Total TPG Attributed/27A SSDC only
VAM-27
267
VAM-57
218
VAM-56
154
VAM-26
148
VAM-58
122
VAM-59
74
VAM-62
43
VAM-60
33
VAM-72
27
VAM-27A
16
4/2018
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-26
MS
81
0
0
1
1
0
4
4
6
5
4
1
5
7
6
15
8
6
3
1
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-26
MS
39
0
0
0
2
1
2
8
5
4
5
3
1
2
2
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-26
MS
28
0
1
0
0
4
0
2
0
6
0
6
0
0
0
4
1
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
148


































































PCGS
VAM-27/27A
MS
134
0
0
0
5
7
7
4
4
7
11
6
17
13
9
17
15
6
2
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-27
MS
93
1
0
0
5
4
3
7
1
11
5
10
3
11
10
9
5
2
1
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-27/27A
MS
40
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
7
9
0
14
0
0
0
2
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
267


































































PCGS
VAM-27A
MS
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-27A
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-27A
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
16


































































PCGS
VAM-56
MS
79
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
9
10
8
4
6
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-56
MS
58
0
0
0
1
1
5
10
3
3
3
3
2
7
3
4
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-56
MS
17
1
0
0
0
5
0
2
0
3
0
2
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
154


































































PCGS
VAM-57
MS
107
0
0
0
5
2
4
5
5
7
4
4
6
5
12
7
14
3
11
4
5
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-57
MS
85
0
0
0
2
0
3
11
12
5
2
7
4
4
8
4
5
4
3
5
5
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-57
MS
26
0
0
0
0
6
0
4
0
4
0
4
0
0
0
4
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
218


































































PCGS
VAM-58
MS
63
0
0
0
1
4
4
6
3
5
4
7
3
6
7
4
6
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-58
MS
42
0
0
0
2
1
1
4
4
7
4
5
0
4
4
1
3
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-58
MS
17
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
9
0
2
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
122


































































PCGS
VAM-59
MS
39
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
2
4
2
3
3
3
1
7
3
1
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-59
MS
28
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
6
3
1
1
5
1
1
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-59
MS
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
74


































































PCGS
VAM-60
MS
24
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
3
5
2
1
1
0
0
2
4
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-60
MS
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-60
MS DM
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-60
MS
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
33


































































PCGS
VAM-62
MS
27
0
0
0
0
2
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
4
3
5
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-62
MS
10
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
1
0
2
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-62
MS
6
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
43


































































PCGS
VAM-72
MS
17
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
2
1
1
2
1
2
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-72
MS
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-72
MS
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
27