Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:10 am

Wow, I missed a good one! Good eyes!

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vamnuke » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:36 am

Credit goes too JR. I learned a valuable lesson that I apply at work, "validate assumptions" but am curious about this obverse die, and why it did not rear itself anywhere else. I will wait to hear back from Longnock on his trio of 1i coins; only 7 total in the SSDC registry. I plan to pull my V59 and V18A out of the box to make the trip to OH with this mystery coin.

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vamnuke » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:42 am

Another photo that was requested.
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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by CascadeChris » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:44 am

I'm wondering if any of the "known" 1i's are actually not now 🤔
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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by ljs123 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:25 am

vamnuke wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:36 am
Credit goes too JR. I learned a valuable lesson that I apply at work, "validate assumptions" but am curious about this obverse die, and why it did not rear itself anywhere else. I will wait to hear back from Longnock on his trio of 1i coins; only 7 total in the SSDC registry. I plan to pull my V59 and V18A out of the box to make the trip to OH with this mystery coin.
Just wondering if any other 78-Ss have a polished nose like your obverse besides the 1D2?

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vamnuke » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:00 am

22/77/111 come to mind

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by 78-sLongnock » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:45 pm

The actual progression is Vam 111, Vam 22 EDS, MDS, & LDS then Vam 77.

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vamnuke » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:43 am

Package is headed to LVA tomorrow; Longnock’s 3 are all the normal 1i, and from the photo posted for another set in the SSDC registry, it too is the normal 1i; I have no doubt the discovery 1i is anything else. I will keep the group posted when I hear back.

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vamnuke » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:51 am

Back from LVA; since the coin is only VG, needs to see better grade coin with more detail; thus, it will not be listed, so I have a unique no-VAM. Maybe someday someone will find a better example that will list. :|

On a bright note, listings for V63, 71 & 81 to be updated.

V63 die 1 obverse shared with V81
V63 die 2 obverse shared with V71

Also, his update to the 78-S attribution guide is still a work in progress with more work to do.

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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vampicker » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:48 pm

Hopefully he at least made a note of the clearly unlisted die.

Just go find another dollar with the VAM 1i reverse and an obverse not noted. Maddening or inspiring depending on how you look at this hobby.
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Re: Possible new 1878-S die marriage!?

Post by vamnuke » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:24 pm

:(

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