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I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:05 am
by bhinkle
I thought I remebered, that I had an 1878 S, with a lot of cool
diagonal die gouges, on both of the eagle's wings and two strong
die gouges, between the upper legs and I have been trying to find
it for about a year.
I finally found it and am I glad, that I wasn't dreaming,.
It was hard for me to see the die gouges, with a loop and I kept
passing it by.
In addition to the cool diagonal die gouges, on both wings, I think
I see a die chip near the top of the die gouges, on the eagle's left
wing.
It is an 1878 S NGCMS61.
I think I checked all of the vams, with die gouges in the wings and
I don't think I saw any that matched mine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Bert

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:09 am
by bhinkle
More pics

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:11 am
by bhinkle
Three more pics

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:46 am
by 78-sLongnock
Vam 15

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:22 am
by bhinkle
WOW! Pete, that was fast.
I thought I looked at all of the gouge's in the wing vams,
Everything matches. THANK YOU
I saw, that the right wing pic, on the van 15 page, didn't have, what looks like a die chip, in it.
Do you think it looks like a die chip, on mine?
Here is another picture of that area.
Thank you again, Bert

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 am
by PacificWR
Nice VAM-15.

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:58 pm
by Flat-Chested
Nice Vam, how many of these are graded by ANACS, NGC and PCGS?

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:50 pm
by tbconcrete
15,80, and 89 share this reverse. 15 & 80 are common. 89 is the stopper. Did you check your coin against V80, Bert. I couldn't see the obverse well enough to VAM it. Nice pictures as always, tiny

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:30 pm
by bhinkle
Thank you Tim,
Sorry it took me so long to reply.
I was just thinking it was a vam 15 and didn't know, about the
vams 80 and 89.
I don't see the diagonal line, in front of the eye, like the vam 80.
Does your vam 89 have, what looks like a die chip, at the top
of the die gouges, on the eagle's left wing, like mine?
What about, what looks like a die scratch, running through the ribbon
and bow, on the reverse.
here are some pictures, please let me know, if you want to see any other
areas. Thanks again, Bert

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:33 pm
by bhinkle
More pictures

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:35 pm
by bhinkle
One more picture

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:17 pm
by tbconcrete
That snooger in the nostril and the chip on the cheek indicates a V80. Looks like die wear is in play here. Not a V89. I'd say V80. TDITD though. tim