1878-S VAM-56 Long Center Arrow Feather, S Set High

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, August 1989.

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

56(revised) II 24 · B1c (Long Center Arrow Feather, S Set High) (184) I-5 R-7
Obverse II 24– Two horizontal bars out from front of eye. L of LIBERTY slightly doubled on lower left serif.
Reverse B1c– Small III S mint mark set high, slightly to left and upright. Die marker of lower part of tail feathers between eagle’s legs missing due to curved raised metal.

Comments:
1- Other Long Nocks include VAM-26, VAM-27, VAM-57, VAM-58, VAM-59, VAM-60, VAM-62, and VAM-72.
2- Obverse II 24 also used with VAMs 56 and 62.

LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:
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Unique clash lines in the eye
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Drawing of the faint clash lines
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Mint mark position
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-56 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-56 images below uploaded by oldcollectorcoins - images courtesy of nickcapuano

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Price History:

PCGS AU50 eBay $1163.13 1/16/2011 (not attributed)
pcgs vf35 attr vam 56 $650.00 ebay 9/10/11

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-56 LONG NOCK TOP 100
MS
54
0
8
14
7
14
7
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-56
MS
58
3
9
11
6
20
7
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-56
MS
9
1
4
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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