An 1878 8tf issue

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vamtiques
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An 1878 8tf issue

Post by vamtiques » Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:44 pm

I've had this one for a few months and it is my first 8tf and trying to pin down a vam number and the lower grade doesn't help. It seems to have a match of vam 14.15 (I know, one of the rare ones :) ) as it has a die file line in about the same location as the photo on the 14.15 page. I might be seeing a possible remnant of a die gouge at the secondary pup. Now more than likely it is not this vam, but it must be one of the 23 known vams (not vam 9 though :cry: ) On the obverse, it seems to have a clash line at the nape of the neck and cheek but haven't found any matches yet.
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Vam-mysterio
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Re: An 1878 8tf issue

Post by Vam-mysterio » Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:47 pm

It’s the most common of the three
This one got
The ear overpolished

DHalladay
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Re: An 1878 8tf issue

Post by DHalladay » Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:29 pm

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:47 pm
It’s the most common of the three
This one got
The ear overpolished

Yes, focus on the ear.
When in doubt... don't.

vamtiques
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Re: An 1878 8tf issue

Post by vamtiques » Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:04 am

Took me a moment to sort out this riddle, but I narrowed it to vam 14.2 EDS. I ruled out 14.2A and B since I didn't see the feeder finger gouges. It does not appear to have that die scratch at LI of Liberty though.

Vam-mysterio
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Re: An 1878 8tf issue

Post by Vam-mysterio » Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:33 am

Poke it with a stick
At L

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