1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

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1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:30 pm

As far as I can see, this coin is a VAM-2. Any feedback appreciated, thanks all. MERRY XMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all VAMMERS. :D
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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:31 pm

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:32 pm

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:33 pm

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:33 pm

And...

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by vampicker » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:12 pm

46a
often the crusher of hopes and dreams

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:39 pm

Hi vampicker, thanks for your feedback. I thought it was a VAM-2 as my 'R' in trust is exactly the same. Seeing the only picture is of the 'R' and no other picture for the VAM-2 I thought it was it.

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by messydesk » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:36 am

Yeah, nice big chunk on the left wreath is all you need to see on this one. 46A it is. VAM 2 is an "empty nest" VAM. Everything with a broken 'r' has been been given a different VAM number because there's something on it in addition to the broken 'r'.
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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:39 am

Hi messydesk, thanks for your feedback and info. That explains a lot. Was so excited when I saw it on the Baye and did pay a little more than I would for a 78S. Oh well. :lol:

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:40 pm

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:41 pm

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by vamsterdam » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:10 pm

buy a copy of the 1878s book and study it. many have later been identified by engraved wing feathers, die gouges, doubling(various places) acid treatment, die breaks, and mimtmark placements, among things.

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by VamHelsing » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:34 pm

There are many different 78-S VAMs with the broken 4th star and Broken r in trust.
Buy the book, it's still difficult to attribute some of them even with the book.

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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:27 pm

Thanks vamsterdam and VamHelsing for your feedback. I would probaly find that book helpful but I will be Attributing coins of all years and mints. Going to be talking a lot years on this site, which is fun. :lol:


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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Post by Prider358 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:33 am

Thanks for the link lured_in_again. Interesting photo's showing the progression of the 46A.

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