1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

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bhinkle
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1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by bhinkle » Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:43 am

Thanks to this great website, I was able to learn about different vams and what
to look for many years ago and as a result I was lucky to find a couple.
Her is an example, my 1878 S PCGSMS64 vam 36 B.
Bert
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1878 S PCGSMS64 OBV DRAGON SCALES 77.jpg
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1878 S PCGSMS64 REV 77.jpg
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1878 S PCGSMS64 OBV SLAB DRAGON SCALES 77.jpg
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1878 S PCGSMS64 E DRAGON SCALES 77.jpg
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1878 S PCGSMS64 Lt WING DRAGON SCALES 77.jpg
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bhinkle
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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by bhinkle » Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:52 am

Two more pictures
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1878 S PCGSMS64 Rt WING 77.jpg
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1878 S PCGSMS64 Rt WING DRAGON SCALES 77.jpg
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1878 S PCGSMS64 LT WING 77.jpg
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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by keilg1 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:10 am

And a beauty at that. Congrats. One of my favorite coins...

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by Malachi35 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:37 pm

Very awesome coin
PCGS Member, NGC Member, ANA Member, YN Malachi Cress

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by lewisr2 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:46 pm

Some in 64 and very hard to find in 65.

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by Jodemyer » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:59 pm

Beautiful! Great pics too!

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by morganman » Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:17 am

WELL MR BERT HINKLE RIDES AGAIN= To show us yet another vam Thanks Buddy
Be sure to keep walking that beautiful new dog in the woods behind your house
He loves it and you for it and your old bones need the exercise LOL

Best of 2023 to my friend
scott hobbs
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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by MintyFresh » Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:38 am

Thanks for the great photos. I wasn't sure what dragon scales are. All of the examples that I have seen to date, except yours, were blurry, or low resolution. Great pics! Nice find.

keilg1
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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by keilg1 » Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:21 pm

@bhinkle - Bert,

Most of your coins blow mine away so this is not sent as a comparator. I wanted to let you know that I have your coin's twin with me in the UK... Also a slabbed 64...
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Let's not compare cracks because that gets a little personal (but I believe mine beats yours... at least if the light is just right... 8-) )

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by bhinkle » Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:01 pm

Thank you everyone, I was just lucky to have seen some extra scales and did some searching, through the 1878 S vams and found it.
Thank you keilg1, I had taken those pictures above a long time ago.
I was lucky to have found this coin today and took some more pictures.
Maybe the die crack doesn't go below the R enough to be a vam 36B.
Here are the best new pictures, that I could get.
Bert
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Mon Jan 16 14-36-10 b.jpg
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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by keilg1 » Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:16 am

As much as I love this, it would be nice to find a 113, you know, to enjoy something not broken?

Keep up the hunt and sharing stories...

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by Jodemyer » Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:15 am

Beautiful Morgan! Thanks for posting it!

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by VamHelsing » Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:41 pm

I like this series! The 36A and 36 die#3 are very hard to find.
The 113 is still a wild card since it was only recently listed.

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by cheezhed » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:36 am

Great VAM

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by morganman » Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:05 am

Great job pickin Bert; My next challenge for you is: 1878 S vam 18A Good Luck my friend
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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by keilg1 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:26 am

morganman wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:05 am
Great job pickin Bert; My next challenge for you is: 1878 S vam 18A Good Luck my friend

I have a sneaky suspicion that he has one (or more) already. If not, I'll gently remind him/us what the radial die crack looks like. This picture if from my NGC61 coin... not the best lighting (sorry) but a dandy when spaghetti is found on the back!?
78S18A NGC61 radial die crack GRed.jpg
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Not as nice as the slabbed 63s that are out there that I know a few of the readers of this thread have, and I'm insanely jealous of!

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Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Post by demetri » Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:20 pm

Wow, great pics of the scales, appreciated since finding good pics of the scales is hard, i gotta pick one soon and the newest 113 vam yeah right lol

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