1878-P VAM-8 Stick Feather 8TF
Discovered by Paul Williams, August 1966.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM
8 I27 A1g (Doubled Reverse) (180) I-2 R-4
Obverse I 27 - Doubled E PLUR of the motto on the left side and top of the letters. All stars on left doubled. Slightly doubled 87 in date with 8 doubled at bottom inside of lower loop and 7 doubled on left side of vertical shaft.
Reverse A1g - Doubled left side, top and bottom including legend, wreath, star,and wing tip. Top of UNITED tripled. Wreath to left of ribbon bow heavily polished with parts of leaves missing. Two small feathers added on eagle's right and one long one on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.
1- The 1878 VAM-8 is an 8 tailfeather coin with the A1g reverse. The A1g reverse is unique among 8TF coins. See Picture B
2- The most prominent feature is the two disconnected leaves to the left of the bow. See Picture A
LVA Plate Photos
Picture A: Over Polished Bow
Picture B: Below is a photo of the A1g leg feathers.
The left feathers:
The right feathers:
Liberty has a chip on her forehead.
The cap has some fine polishing lines in the recessed area. Late die state have diagnostic cracks in the 1st U of UNUM.
The 7 in the date is doubled on the left side.
There are some unique cracks around the date.
The eye does not have major spikes, chips or gouges like many other 8TF coins.
Full Coin Photos
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