1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

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1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by Raybob15239 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:22 pm

Picked up one of the ugliest 7/8 TFs you'd ever want to see. Cleaned, black gunk, corrosion. Definitely not pretty. But, I grabbed it at a fairly cheap price because it was one I didn't have. Problem is, now that it is in hand, ai can't figure it out. Could be due to.the cleaning or wear, but I can't match it and need some help (and better eyes).

It's a 7/8 weak... I can see 4 of the "under" feathers. Has a broken 4th star, no file line on the cap. Nothing under the arrow fetching. Here are some crappy pics (cell phone thru a 10x triplet). I will try to get better pics with my digital microscope.
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Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by hairfield1 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:29 pm

Look at the Vam 34 & 37

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Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by Raybob15239 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:39 pm

Thanks. I did look at those, but neither one is a match. Can't use the finer die markers as this coin is pretty rough, but the bigger ones don't match.
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Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by morganman » Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:42 pm

From what i see-my best shot is vam 34
Lines in tail feathers
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Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by Vam-mysterio » Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:53 pm

Post a full obverse picture
V37
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Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by Raybob15239 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:55 pm

No file line in the cap.
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Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by vampicker » Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:04 pm

It's 37
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Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

Post by Raybob15239 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:17 pm

I should not have doubted Mike! Thank you, JR. I couldn't make out the finer PUPs due to the poor condition, but I learned long ago that if JR or JB says it is, it is. Thank you, again, to @hairfield1, @morganman and @vampicker for your help!
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