1878s VAM-18A

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1878s VAM-18A

Post by Flat-Chested » Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:58 pm

Found this on ebay last week, there was little interest in the Vam, the coin sold cheap. It is one of the easier 1878s Vams to identify, is a WOW! Vam and a Top 30 1878s Vam, is difficult to find for sale in any condition.
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Re: 1878s VAM-18

Post by Flat-Chested » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:54 pm

It appears to be 18A. Other high end VAM-18 coins are in ANACS holders apparently.

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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by iwillbenice » Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:27 pm

No.

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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by Flat-Chested » Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:42 am

1878s Vam-18 and 18A seem to be rarer encapsulated and more rarely sold on the market than four of the San Francisco Long Nocks... 26, 27, 56 and 57.

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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by messydesk » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:29 am

VAM 18 is usually found in XF-AU, often with problems. Uncirculated ones are much tougher. The XF-AU count is probably underrepresented in the registry because it's not on as many want lists or in as many collections as the long nocks.
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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by DHalladay » Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:58 pm

Great find!
In all my years of looking I've only encountered one, a cleaned XF/AU that I left for someone else to take home.
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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by bjsilverfox » Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:01 pm

DHalladay wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:58 pm
Great find!
In all my years of looking I've only encountered one, a cleaned XF/AU that I left for someone else to take home.
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Yea, It took me 12 years to find one. It now resides in an ANACS AU 58 Holder.

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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by VamHelsing » Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:33 pm

I have 2-3 in the XF range.

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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by Flat-Chested » Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:09 pm

They are out there in small numbers and once acquired, few collectors put them up for sale, it seems.

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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by tbconcrete » Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:13 pm

Great coin. I bout two in MS a few years ago in PCGS slabs. 61&62 for common money $60 an $75 only days apart.

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Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Post by morganman » Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:21 pm

I am drawn to 18A because its a cool vam and low pop numbers
I have 10 such examples from AU-Lower MS
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