1878-P VAM-14

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1878-P VAM-14 Chip In Ear

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, April 1973.
14 I12 A1j (Doubled Motto) (193) I-2 R-4
Reverse A1j - Strong doubling of ONE, UNITED, STATES, OF, and IN GOD WE TRUST. Slight doubling of M, E, I, and A in AMERICA, D, O, and R in DOLLAR, right star and wreath. Two small feathers added on eagle's right and one small and one long on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.

1. Die Chip in ear.
2. (R-6???)

LVA Plate Photos:

Additional Photos:

Reverse engraved tailfeathers between lower wing and body:
1878-P VAM-14 reverse.jpg
The die chip in the ear on this particular specimen is not as pronounced as often seen:
1878-P VAM-14 ear closeup.JPG
Obverse die scratches:
1878-P VAM-14 obv die scratches.jpg
Date placement for reference:
1878-P VAM-14 date placement.jpg
2nd Specimen
NESVT1 1878P 14 3.JPG
NESVT1 1878P 14 2.JPG NESVT1 1878P 14 1.JPG

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Bowers & Merena Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BYVariety Slabbing Service.jpg