1878s Vam 111

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Flat-Chested
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1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:32 pm

I like the unbroken 4th stars and the unbroken R's... Picked up my second 1878s Vam-111 on eBay yesterday, was a little surprised at the lack of interest in the coin. Too bad the RIB is doubled.
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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by morganman » Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:00 pm

On Fleabay, coins with little detail seem to draw little attention
The coin you show here has seen many better days natrually
I dont get excited about worn out Morgans, even if a super vam- just me

vam 111 - super tough find
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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Vam-mysterio » Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:55 pm

Double check your vam 111 attribution/assessment

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:19 pm

I don't do the double checking and assessment part of the deal, I leave that to ANACS and JR. Makes life easier, always get a fair grade, proper attribution and coins returned. Seems that 1878s has an abundance of Vams that are almost only available in such poor condition.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by vamnuke » Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:46 pm

4th star looks like point is broken; intact on 111.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by 78-sLongnock » Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:23 pm

May what to reassess and re-review the attribution on this one
And save your CN $ for the return postage

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:01 pm

I have completed an extensive study of the coin's 4th right star by utilizing the seller's photographs, and have determined that said star is unbroken. The coin is in transit and I await it with gleeful anticipation. Thanking you all for your concern.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by vamnuke » Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:26 pm

:popcorn:

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by tbconcrete » Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:22 am

Looks like 24,30,or43 reverse to me. That was from memory and a guess from pictures. Star is broken and an engraved wing feather .

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:37 pm

I credit much of my success rate in determining the correct attribution to imagination.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by tbconcrete » Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:52 pm

Flat-Chested wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:37 pm
I credit much of my success rate in determining the correct attribution to imagination.
Keep us updated with your V111. What is your success rate. I've been doing 78S VAMs for better than 15 years. Im not better than .500 and closer to .300. I have a few 78S VAMs. These guys are trying to help you and not bust your balls. Coin in hand before posting makes us all look smarter than we really are :roll:

I credit much of my failure rate in determining the wrong attribution to imagination, At one time I could tell you the VAM or shared reverse die from memory. My knife edge isnt as sharp as it once was.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by 78-sLongnock » Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:36 pm

Now that the top 4 1878 S collectors have chimed in….Good Luck
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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:08 pm

If anything, it is the 4th "left" star that is broken.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by tbconcrete » Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:04 pm

Flat-Chested wrote:
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:08 pm
If anything, it is the 4th "left" star that is broken.
Must have coin in hand bt now. Im very interested in some close up pictures of RIB and 4th right star.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by vamnuke » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:30 pm

Also, nostril didn’t look overpolished in your photos, but should be…

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:49 pm

I guess I deluded myself into thinking that the 4th right star is undamaged, and that the RIB was doubled. Now seeing that the nose is NOT over-polished seals it for me (albeit VAM-111 could have an earlier die stage). Thanking all who pointed out my delusion. I hope to continue to look and learn, this and bird watching are my hobbies.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:45 pm

Coin arrived, 4th star broken, any doubling in RIB likely due to PMD. Very sad day.

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Mike7E » Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:03 pm

:cry: :roll:

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by vamnuke » Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:05 pm

🤔

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Re: 1878s Vam 111

Post by Flat-Chested » Thu Oct 13, 2022 4:30 pm

Here we go again!!! Picked up my second 1878s Vam-111 on eBay yesterday, was a little surprised at the lack of interest in the coin. Too bad the RIB is doubled.
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