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=1878-P VAM-14.18 Doubled Eyelid=  
 
=1878-P VAM-14.18 Doubled Eyelid=  
 
Discovered July 1998 by Michael Fey<br />
 
Discovered July 1998 by Michael Fey<br />
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'''14-18 I1 17 · A1c (Doubled Eyelid) (189) I-3 R-7'''<br />
 
'''14-18 I1 17 · A1c (Doubled Eyelid) (189) I-3 R-7'''<br />
 
'''Obverse I1 17–''' First four left stars slightly doubled towards rim. Slight doubling below front of eyelid. Right serifs of UNU of UNUM doubled towards coin center.<br />
 
'''Obverse I1 17–''' First four left stars slightly doubled towards rim. Slight doubling below front of eyelid. Right serifs of UNU of UNUM doubled towards coin center.<br />
 
'''Reverse A1C''' - Letters in UNITED doubled strongly on top and bottom. STATES OF AMERICA letters doubled at bottom. ONE DOLLAR letters doubled at top. Left wreath strongly doubled. Three small feathers added on eagle's right and two on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.<br />
 
'''Reverse A1C''' - Letters in UNITED doubled strongly on top and bottom. STATES OF AMERICA letters doubled at bottom. ONE DOLLAR letters doubled at top. Left wreath strongly doubled. Three small feathers added on eagle's right and two on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.<br />
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'''Comments:''' The VAM-14.18 is an ultra rarity with seven to ten known. This is an [[8 Tailfeather Morgan|eight tail feather]] variety. The A1c reverse is shared by VAMs [[1878-P VAM-3|3]], [[1878-P VAM-4|4]], [[1878-P VAM-5|5]], [[1878-P VAM-14.6|14-6]], [[1878-P VAM-14.7|14-7]], [[1878-P VAM-14.11|14-11]], [[1878-P VAM-14.12|14-12]], [[1878-P VAM-14.14|14-14]], [[1878-P VAM-14.17|14-17]], and [[1878-P VAM-14.18|14-18]]. All but VAMs 3 & 4 are major rarities. The finest known is a PCGS MS64DMPL, which sold in a Heritage auction in 2004. The remaining survivors are circulated examples. The 14.18 obverse is one of ten obverses paired with the A1C reverse. Attribution can be quickly made by checking for the die crack in the ribbon bow.<br />
 
'''Comments:''' The VAM-14.18 is an ultra rarity with seven to ten known. This is an [[8 Tailfeather Morgan|eight tail feather]] variety. The A1c reverse is shared by VAMs [[1878-P VAM-3|3]], [[1878-P VAM-4|4]], [[1878-P VAM-5|5]], [[1878-P VAM-14.6|14-6]], [[1878-P VAM-14.7|14-7]], [[1878-P VAM-14.11|14-11]], [[1878-P VAM-14.12|14-12]], [[1878-P VAM-14.14|14-14]], [[1878-P VAM-14.17|14-17]], and [[1878-P VAM-14.18|14-18]]. All but VAMs 3 & 4 are major rarities. The finest known is a PCGS MS64DMPL, which sold in a Heritage auction in 2004. The remaining survivors are circulated examples. The 14.18 obverse is one of ten obverses paired with the A1C reverse. Attribution can be quickly made by checking for the die crack in the ribbon bow.<br />
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== LVA Plate Photos ==
 
== LVA Plate Photos ==
 
== Additional Photos ==
 
== Additional Photos ==
 
Obverse diagnostics: - Eye spike & Ribbon Bow crack:<br />
 
Obverse diagnostics: - Eye spike & Ribbon Bow crack:<br />
 
[[image:1878_8TF_VAM_14_18_Eye.jpg |383px ]][[image:1878_8TF_VAM_14_18_Die_Crack_in_Ribbon.jpg align="right"]]<br />
 
[[image:1878_8TF_VAM_14_18_Eye.jpg |383px ]][[image:1878_8TF_VAM_14_18_Die_Crack_in_Ribbon.jpg align="right"]]<br />
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The later die state has extensive cracking through the date:<br />
 
The later die state has extensive cracking through the date:<br />
 
[[image:1878_8TF_VAM_14_18_Date.jpg |544px ]]<br />
 
[[image:1878_8TF_VAM_14_18_Date.jpg |544px ]]<br />
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A1C Reverse diagnostics: - 3 small feathers on left with the middle feather longest & bubble on letter F (much larger on later die states)[[image:1878_8TF_A1C_Reverse_earlybubble.jpg |453px  align="right"]]<br />
 
A1C Reverse diagnostics: - 3 small feathers on left with the middle feather longest & bubble on letter F (much larger on later die states)[[image:1878_8TF_A1C_Reverse_earlybubble.jpg |453px  align="right"]]<br />
 
[[image:1878_8TF_A1C_Reverse_feathers2.jpg |431px ]].<br />
 
[[image:1878_8TF_A1C_Reverse_feathers2.jpg |431px ]].<br />
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== Full Coin Photos ==
 
== Full Coin Photos ==
 
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.18 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] ATTRIBUTED BY[[image:Variety_Slabbing_Service.jpg |link=http://www.varslab.com/]]<br />
 
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.18 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] ATTRIBUTED BY[[image:Variety_Slabbing_Service.jpg |link=http://www.varslab.com/]]<br />
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1878_RonH_VAM-14+18_REV_1.jpg
 
1878_RonH_VAM-14+18_REV_1.jpg
 
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# PCGS MS64 DMPL<br />
 
 
# ANACS AU55 DMPL (possibly the same coin as the PCGS AU55)<br />
 
# ANACS AU55 DMPL (possibly the same coin as the PCGS AU55)<br />
 
# PCGS AU55<br />
 
# PCGS AU55<br />

Revision as of 15:58, 13 August 2018

1878-P VAM-14.18 Doubled Eyelid

Discovered July 1998 by Michael Fey
14-18 I1 17 · A1c (Doubled Eyelid) (189) I-3 R-7
Obverse I1 17– First four left stars slightly doubled towards rim. Slight doubling below front of eyelid. Right serifs of UNU of UNUM doubled towards coin center.
Reverse A1C - Letters in UNITED doubled strongly on top and bottom. STATES OF AMERICA letters doubled at bottom. ONE DOLLAR letters doubled at top. Left wreath strongly doubled. Three small feathers added on eagle's right and two on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.
Comments: The VAM-14.18 is an ultra rarity with seven to ten known. This is an eight tail feather variety. The A1c reverse is shared by VAMs 3, 4, 5, 14-6, 14-7, 14-11, 14-12, 14-14, 14-17, and 14-18. All but VAMs 3 & 4 are major rarities. The finest known is a PCGS MS64DMPL, which sold in a Heritage auction in 2004. The remaining survivors are circulated examples. The 14.18 obverse is one of ten obverses paired with the A1C reverse. Attribution can be quickly made by checking for the die crack in the ribbon bow.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Obverse diagnostics: - Eye spike & Ribbon Bow crack:
1878 8TF VAM 14 18 Eye.jpgFile:1878 8TF VAM 14 18 Die Crack in Ribbon.jpg align="right"
The later die state has extensive cracking through the date:
1878 8TF VAM 14 18 Date.jpg
A1C Reverse diagnostics: - 3 small feathers on left with the middle feather longest & bubble on letter F (much larger on later die states)453px  align="right"
1878 8TF A1C Reverse feathers2.jpg.

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.18 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BYVariety Slabbing Service.jpg

  1. ANACS AU55 DMPL (possibly the same coin as the PCGS AU55)
  2. PCGS AU55
  3. SEGS AU55 cleaned
  4. PCGS AU50
  5. PCGS XF45 (believed to be the former NGC XF45)
  6. PCGS G6

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