1878-S VAM-72

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1878-S VAM-72 Long Nock Reverse, S Tilted Left

Discovered by Larry Briggs, July 2002.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
72 II 1 · B1h (Long Center Arrow Shaft, S Tilted Left) (186) I-5 R-7
Obverse II 1– Diagonal die chips below eyelid front. Point of fourth right star not broken.
Reverse B1h– Small III S mint mark centered and tilted slightly to left.
Die markers - diagonal polishing line to left and right of eagle’s right leg above claws.

1. Other Long Nocks include VAM-26, VAM-27, VAM-56, VAM-57, VAM-58, VAM-59, VAM-60, and VAM-62 .


LVA Plate Photo:

1878 S VAM 72 Die Chips Below Eyelid.jpg

Additional Photos:

Tman 1878-S V72 MM.jpg

Here are several die markers from an example attributted by ANACS
faint die chips under eyelid
78s v72 eye small a.jpg
mintmark tilted slightly to the left
78s v72 mm and bow small.jpg
horizontal scratch between right wreath and ribbon
78s v72 bow scratch small.jpg
Die Lines in UTF
78s v72 leg lines small.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-72 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY 'Mike Faraone' at PCGS