1878-S VAM-26 Long Nock Reverse, S Tilted Left

Discovered by Dave DeRuiter, November 1979.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.

26(revised) II 23 · B1a (Long Center Arrow Feather, S Tilted Left) (186) I-5 R-7
Obverse II 23– Eyelid doubled at bottom front and short spikes at eye bottom front and lower part of eye socket.
Reverse B1a– Normal die of 1878 P B1 type with long center arrow shaft. Small III S mint mark set slightly to right with slight tilt to left. Die marker of small dot in incuse line next to eagle’s left leg.

Comments:
1- Long Nocks include VAM-27, VAM-56, VAM-57, VAM-58, VAM-59, VAM-60, VAM-62 and VAM-72.
2- The II 23 obverse is also used with VAM-57 and VAM-60

Threads: http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/3584049

LVA Plate Photos:
1878-S_VAM-26_No_Eng_Feather.jpg1878-S_VAM-26_Rt_Star_Not_Broken.jpg
1878-S_VAM-26_Dbld_Eyelid_Spike.jpg1878-S_VAM-26_Dot_in_TF.jpg

Additional photos:
Obverse Pups
78s_v26_eye_a.jpg
78s_v26_eye_a.jpg

doubled 7
mrjuan_1878_ s -vam_ 26 004.JPG

Reverse Pups
1878-S-26-jbc-S.jpg
1878-S-26-jbc-nock.jpg
1878-S-26-jbc-dot.jpg



Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-26 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy © Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS
High Resolution Photographs
1878-S_RonH_VAM-26_OBV_Plate.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-26_REV_Plate.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-26_OBV_Plate_Coin.jpg


Price History:

1878 s vam26 pcgs vg10 $160.00 ebay auc. sep/20/2011
1878 s vam26 pcgs xf45 532.00 ebay auction oct/22/2011
1878-S VAM-26 PCGS XF40 $293.78 eBay 7/17/14.

Condition Census:9/2013

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
ANACS
VAM-26 LONG NOCK TOP 100
MS
61
2
5
16
17
11
6
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-26 LONG NOCK TOP 100
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-26 LONG NOCK TOP 100
MS
6
1
1
0
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

JUNE 2010
TOTAL
68
A rarity in any circulated grade, which most are, and a spectacular rarity in Mint State such as this VAM-26 offered at the
//2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction//
*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., http://www.rcicoins.com, and Jeff Oxman, http://www.vamlink.com

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