1878-P VAM-44A

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1878-P VAM-44A 3 TF, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M

Discovered August 2003 by Mark Kimpton. Revision January 2004 by Mark Kimpton and again October 2004 by Leroy Van Allen

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM as well as a 2011 John Roberts 11.

44A(revised) II/I 37 · B/Ad (3 TF, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M) (179) I-5 R-7
Obverse II/I 37– Clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck and partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge.
Reverse B/Ad– Clashed die with raised designer’s initial M from obverse showing above d of God.
Comments: Same Doubled eagle's legs and doubled obverse as 1878-P VAM-44. VAM-44A adds clashing, and there is some debate about whether VAM-44A is actually more common than VAM-44, and which variety should be priced higher.

LVA Plate Photos

1878-P VAM-44A Clashed n.jpg1878-P VAM-44A Clashed M.jpg

Additional Photos

Closeup of the radial die crack. The die crack eventually splits and forms a Y in front of LIBERTY's face.
VAM-44 LDS crack.jpeg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-44A LDS (Late Die State) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]

SEGS 53 Details Discovery