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1878-S VAM-26

1878-S VAM-26 Long Nock Reverse, S Tilted Left

Discovered by Dave DeRuiter, November 1979.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
26(revised) II 23 · B1a (Long Center Arrow Feather, S Tilted Left) (186) I-5 R-7
Obverse II 23– Eyelid doubled at bottom front and short spikes at eye bottom front and lower part of eye socket.
Reverse B1a– Normal die of 1878 P B1 type with long center arrow shaft. Small III S mint mark set slightly to right with slight tilt to left. Die marker of small dot in incuse line next to eagle’s left leg.

1. Long Nocks include VAM-27, VAM-56, VAM-57, VAM-58, VAM-59, VAM-60, VAM-62 and VAM-72.
2. The II 23 obverse is also used with VAM-57 and VAM-60

1. Long Nock

LVA Plate Photos:

Additional Photos:

Obverse Pups


doubled 7
Reverse Pups



Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-26 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy © [Heritage Auctions ]ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS
High Resolution Photographs

A rarity in any circulated grade, which most are, and a spectacular rarity in Mint State such as this VAM-26 offered at the
[2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction]
The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [], and Jeff Oxman, []