1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

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DHalladay
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1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by DHalladay » Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:59 pm

Our favorite message board bunny recently got to borrow a high-AU example of this horribly rare VAM and was able to take several photos, some of which are posted below. I've never seen a 14.17 in person and the only images I've seen are the few in attribution books, so I learned a lot from John's images:

1. I already knew about the bulge on the F in OF:
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2. I'd also read about the various chips and dots and gouge (?) around the eye, but I'd never clearly seen what they look like:
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3. I'd also only read about the chip(s) inside the ear, but never seen them very clearly. And I had never heard of the small 'pimple' on the outside of the earlobe.
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4. Nor have I ever heard about Liberty having doubled lips:

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5. And then there is this... thing under the crossbar of the first A in AMERICA. I have no idea what it is... but I asked Fogie to send me a picture of the same letter on his 14.7 (the two VAMs share the same reverse) and it is there too.

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:54 pm

It was VERY VERY hard too return the darn thing.

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by vamnuke » Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:50 pm

:o

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by messydesk » Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:15 am

Nice pictures! Super rare coin to get to play with. I'll have to check my pictures for the chip on the ear.
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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:50 pm

The a of america is probably from the multiple hubbings. There are tiny die scrathes on the cap band that are unique to this die. Between them and the chip in the ear was all we had to go on with the one i found in vg-fine.

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by PickNGrin » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:14 am

Thanks to all for the great pics. @ Dennis..Did you happen to take any full coin photos of OB and Rev?

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by DHalladay » Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:33 pm

PickNGrin wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:14 am
Thanks to all for the great pics. @ Dennis..Did you happen to take any full coin photos of OB and Rev?

None of these photos were taken by me. All were taken by John Goldsmith... and I don't believe he took any LFCPs.
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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:18 pm

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by PickNGrin » Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:30 pm

Thanks for the Pics!

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by Andy Hansen » Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:44 pm

Always a buyer for rarities. Have cash, will travel.
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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by PacificWR » Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:54 am

Do you want the photos loaded to the VAM page?

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:14 am

PacificWR wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:54 am
Do you want the photos loaded to the VAM page?
Please do.

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Post by PacificWR » Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:26 am

Will do.

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Re: 1878 VAM 14.17 pixs

Post by PacificWR » Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:26 pm

The VAM page has been updated with the photos.

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