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

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:30 pm
by Prider358
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

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

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:31 pm
by Prider358
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Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:32 pm
by Prider358
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Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:33 pm
by Prider358
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Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:33 pm
by Prider358
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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:12 pm
by vampicker
46a

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

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:39 pm
by Prider358
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.

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

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:36 am
by messydesk
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'.

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

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:39 am
by Prider358
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:

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

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:40 pm
by Prider358
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Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:41 pm
by Prider358
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Re: 1878S....VAM-2....Does exist..?

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:10 pm
by vamsterdam
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.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:34 pm
by VamHelsing
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.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:27 pm
by Prider358
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:

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

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:29 pm
by lured_in_again

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

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:33 am
by Prider358
Thanks for the link lured_in_again. Interesting photo's showing the progression of the 46A.