Need Help with a 1878 8TF

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ShaVam
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Need Help with a 1878 8TF

Post by ShaVam » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:51 am

Hello everyone, don't want to be a bother to anyone, but I'm have trouble finding the correct listing for this 1878 8TF. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Here is what I have observed on the coin:
A. Possible doubling throughout the OBV including:
1. Liberty Motto
2. Designers Initials and the hair curl to the right of initials.
3. Date
4. Stars to right and left
5. E pluribus Motto
6. Ear with slight fill at bottom inside. Maybe Die gouge/Polishing
7. Eye spikes below eyelid

B. Possible doubling throughout REV including
1. All of Motto
2. Olives (Multiple split olives)
3. Bottom of tail feathers and arrow heads.
4. Possible something clashed between arrow head and leg. (Beyond my skill level)
5. Eagles Head in general (Eye, beak)
6. Very weak O in "GOD"

Need more expertise to confirm that these are on the right track. Thanks to all for your help and any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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vincar73
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Re: Need Help with a 1878 8TF

Post by vincar73 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:24 am

Hello,
first thing that 8TF experts teach you is to try to identify correct reverse by looking at the left and right small feathers of eagle’s left and right wing.

Try to start from here http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... tion_guide

This 8TF is quite easy to id...just try :D :D

JohnGoldsmith
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Re: Need Help with a 1878 8TF

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:36 am

Try VAM 18

ShaVam
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Re: Need Help with a 1878 8TF

Post by ShaVam » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:01 pm

Thanks guys. Yes I believe it is a VAM 18, maybe A LDS. Thanks for the help!

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CascadeChris
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Re: Need Help with a 1878 8TF

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:58 pm

If you really want to dig-in on 8TF's @messydesk has a good attribution tool to help teach you how to quickly identify the various reverses then the pick up points to narrow down which VAM pairing for a given reverse. Message him if something like that interests you. Also, super nice pics! ;)
Alonzi VW 2.0!

ShaVam
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Re: Need Help with a 1878 8TF

Post by ShaVam » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:21 am

Thanks for the good pictures comment. I have different microscopes, but this 5 mp Celestron does pickup the detail very good. Doesn't show mint luster as pics looks flat in luster, but very good about capturing details. Yes, I believe I will contact messydesk about his attribution tool. Matching these up with the listing can be very difficult. Thanks!

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