1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

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Jim0815
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1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by Jim0815 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:44 pm

I have this 1878 P Morgan Silver dollar and while I know the obverse is VAM-163, the reverse has the broken R in TRUST but can find nothing about what appears to be a broken D in the word DOLLAR on the reverse. This may be something completely normal but when in doubt, ask the experts.
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Re: 1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by vamnuke » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:55 pm

PMD

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Re: 1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by Jim0815 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:52 am

I collect die varieties, mainly Lincoln cents. I could really see the argument for PMD. However, if it were PMD, where is the misplaced metal at the bottom of the D?

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Re: 1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by vamnuke » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:14 am

Don’t have access to my specimens; looking at a couple of photos from HA this site, bottom of D may be a little shallow, but nothing really noteworthy. LDS 163 is 2-sided clashed. Lots of subtleties don’t get mentioned in LVAs summary and many don’t make it to pages here. Anyway, the obv U w/ broken r are the p/u points I use.

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Re: 1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by messydesk » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:02 am

The lower left of the D is damage. The lower right is a little notch on the D that's in the die, so somewhat broken. Mine is like this, as well, as I assume all are.
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Re: 1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by Jim0815 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:49 am

So you have the 1878 P VAM-163 that has the same D on the reverse? If yes then you’ve answered my question in that is a common to this particular coin.

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Re: 1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by fogie » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:51 pm

Both my 163 have the semi-broken D just like you have (but without the dig (damage to the left)).

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Re: 1878 P Morgan VAM-163 but what appears to be a broken D on the reverse.

Post by Jim0815 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:07 pm

Thank you! I am glad to know that it is common for the reverse. It

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