1878-S VAM-58 Long Nock Reverse, S Set High

Discovered by Jeff Oxman,April 1995.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety as well as a 2011 Roberts 11.

58 II 25 · B1c (Long Center Arrow Feather, S Set High) ( ? ) I-5 R-7
Obverse 25– Thick spike just below eyelid in front of eye. Slight doubling inside inner ear.
Reverse B1c– Small III S mint mark set high, slightly to left and upright.

Comments:
1- The VAM-58 is one of the easier long nocks to attribute. It has a massive eye spike like no other long nock VAM.
2- Long Nocks include VAM-26, VAM-27, VAM-56, VAM-57, VAM-58, VAM-59, VAM-60, VAM-62, and VAM-72.

Threads:
1- http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/63814340

LVA Plate Photo:
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Additional photos:
Once you've seen this spike, you can't mis-attribute this coin!
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The S mint mark is set high and left.
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And of course, VAM-58 is a Long Nock VAM with the center of the arrow being longer in the back than most common 1878-S coins.
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Large Full Coin Photo Copyrighted© Images of VAM-58 on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsKevinslack

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Large Full Coin Photo Copyrighted© Images of VAM-58 on loan to VAMworld courtesy of a nutty squirrel
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Price History:

1878 s vam 58 LDS raw unnattributed AU now in a PCGS 50 holder sold for $774.28 ebay auction june/2012
AU53 sold BUY NOW $910.00 12/29/2017 by Markds1 (ebay user id markds417)

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-58 LONG NOCK TOP 100
MS
59
2
3
13
15
18
5
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-58
MS
42
1
5
5
5
16
8
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-58
MS
12
0
1
0
7
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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