Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

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Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by vincar73 » Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:14 pm

Hello everybody and best wishes for a happy new year.
I wish 2023 brings everyone great VAM pick.

I'm looking to buy this coin from a dealer. It seems to be a B2 variety with 4th Star Unbroken and r in Trust Unbroken and tried to attribute it with mm location from here http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... k_Location but i'm not able...
Looking at mm, those who come closest are VAM-111 (but unfortunately can't see 1° pup for this one) and VAM-100

Maybe VAM guys more experienced than me can help. Thanks

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Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:21 pm

I'm Sure someone that is busy in Florida could probably pick it out , but the novice typing is just reminded that he still needs to put a vam number on his own 78-S short nock specimen, :D
The pictures are not defined enough for this novice to help , sorry man .
Looking at your Date and guessing the OBVERSE appears to be the same as the 1B, but the back is not ,,,,,,, so many numbers and so few bullets :lol:
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Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by Flat-Chested » Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:22 pm

4th star is broken

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Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by keilg1 » Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:07 am

Definitely need a close up of that 4th star as it looks broken to me. Subtle and not missing the whole point, but broken is broken...

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Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:56 pm

You could try this I guess ,. In an attempt to make the list shorter . Here are all the shared VAMS with the same Obverse { I think) . Now start crossing off all the long nocks . The point of that star looks broken to me as well , and the R does look intact , but I could just be looking at Rorschach Inkblot Test :lol:
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Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by messydesk » Sun Jan 01, 2023 6:34 pm

Start with a close-up of the engraved feather under the eagle's right wing.
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Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by vincar73 » Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:38 pm

Thanks all for replay.
I don't have better pics and i thought 4th star was broken....
messydesk wrote:
Sun Jan 01, 2023 6:34 pm
Start with a close-up of the engraved feather under the eagle's right wing.
You already told me once that for 78-S have to start looking at engraved feather under the eagle's right wing. Is there any kind of attribution guide for that?

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Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:16 pm

Here you go ! http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... ther_GUIDE

And a big thank you to whoever fixed the attribution guide links on that page today . They were red yesterday and still under construction or something . It looks like a monumental amount of work has gone into this ,
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