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Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 4:04 pm
by vincar73
Hello all,
i bought this 1878-P rev. 79 and i couldn't attribute it.... seems very hard for me... and asking for your help

At first sight i tought it was a C1 reverse, but going through 200>>203A i think i didn't find it, then i went through C2 reverse 210>>215 but doesn't semm to be here too...

Another thing that seems strange to me ...look on top of T of UNITED on reverse. It seems to be a big dot..but couldn't find this on any of C1, C2 or C3 reverse... But this could easily be a scan illusion.

What you think also about grade?? Seems to have a nice luster

Here are the pics
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Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 10:03 pm
by Vam-mysterio
Do you have the coin in hand?
Post closeup pictures

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 10:20 pm
by vampicker
Think it's VAM 210B1

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 10:29 pm
by vincar73
Vam-mysterio wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:03 pm
Do you have the coin in hand?
Post closeup pictures
Sorry but i just bought the coin in an online auction so i have to wait to receive the coin.
vampicker wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 10:20 pm
Think it's VAM 210B1
Thanks John, maybe i could see the die chips near nose...

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 2:36 am
by blh74
It is a 210B

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 2:33 pm
by vincar73
Thanks all.

So what looks like a dot on T of UNITED must be a pmd ?? I will take a look with coin in hand and let you know.

What you think about the grade of this coin??

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 5:11 pm
by dave700x
The dot above the T looks raised based on the light direction. As far as the grade, maybe 63 SPL. The obverse may be PL but the reverse may just miss. Always a challenge grading flat bed scanner images.. :)

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 9:59 pm
by vampicker
Betting that dot looks different in hand

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 1:42 pm
by vincar73
dave700x wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 5:11 pm
The dot above the T looks raised based on the light direction. As far as the grade, maybe 63 SPL. The obverse may be PL but the reverse may just miss. Always a challenge grading flat bed scanner images.. :)
Thanks Dave.
vampicker wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 9:59 pm
Betting that dot looks different in hand
As Dave said dot really seems to be raised, but i think you are right....in hand it will look different..
Wish to receive the coin soon so i could upload some other pics.

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Mon May 23, 2022 10:25 pm
by vincar73
Received the coin today and how @vampicker said ..... dot in hand looks different or rather it doesn't exist :lol: :lol:
Scans are probably more deceptive than photos
However coin in hand looks very nice and shiny ..... maybe PL

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Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Mon May 23, 2022 11:23 pm
by vampicker
Looks like a great example, minus the dot

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 1:45 am
by dave700x
Time for an acetone dip. No telling what that dot was.... :o ;)