1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

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1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by ShamShield » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:10 pm

I came across this beauty but I cannot figure out where it goes, it seems to have some of one and some of others. I have appreciated all the help I've been getting and hope to squeeze a little more!

On the obverse I have a doubled E - R I B - M maybe more but those stand out.
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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by ShamShield » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:11 pm

Reverse I see no engraved feather.
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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by ShamShield » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:14 pm

I think the 4th star is doubled not broken? r is doubled but not broken, there is a line to the left of the eye and a dot below it, and there is extra metal in the rim on the obverse but not reverse.
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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by ShamShield » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:17 pm

Finally a dot on the E of UNITED and some extra stamping maybe in the leaves on the left.
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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by vampicker » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:34 pm

Maybe look for a listing that notes a die scratch on the wing. Bet you find it pretty quick
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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by ShamShield » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:51 pm

16A...didn't even notice the line in the wing foes into the field but is mostly polished away or the breat of the eagle. Thank you!

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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by vampicker » Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:06 am

16, not 16A
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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by keilg1 » Thu Sep 01, 2022 7:04 am

16 is still a fun coin - nice find, What I've found is the chip on the eagle's chest (also found on VAM-28) is as easy to spot as it is to miss... but sometimes it looks like the eagle has been shot (even in low resolution photos)...
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Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

Post by ShamShield » Thu Sep 01, 2022 11:04 am

The chip was really neat after I finally noticed it with help lol. I've only been doing this a short time and the only way to get better at identifying is by asking alot of questions I feel. I appreciate all the feedback. Your example is very clean and crisp, very gorgeous coin!

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