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Discovered by Larry Briggs, August 2002.<br />
 
Discovered by Larry Briggs, August 2002.<br />
 
Revised 2012.<br />
 
Revised 2012.<br />
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This coin is a [[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.<br />
 
This coin is a [[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.<br />
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'''76 (revised) II 21 · B2as (Tripled Eyelid, Acid Treated Wing Feathers) (184) I-3 R-5'''<br />
 
'''76 (revised) II 21 · B2as (Tripled Eyelid, Acid Treated Wing Feathers) (184) I-3 R-5'''<br />
 
'''Obverse II 21–''' Eyelid slightly tripled in front of eye just below front of eyelid. Point of fourth right star broken. Die chip at mouth corner.<br />
 
'''Obverse II 21–''' Eyelid slightly tripled in front of eye just below front of eyelid. Point of fourth right star broken. Die chip at mouth corner.<br />
 
[[1878-S VAM-50|1878-S VAM-50]] has the same obverse.<br />
 
[[1878-S VAM-50|1878-S VAM-50]] has the same obverse.<br />
 
'''Reverse B2as–''' Smooth acid treated feather between eagle’s right wing and leg with some smooth acid treated bars in middle of eagle’s left wing and smooth patches between eagle's right wing and body, in eagle's right wing and to left and right of eagle's right leg. R in Trust not broken. Unusual acid treated smooth patches in wings and at eagle's leg.<br />
 
'''Reverse B2as–''' Smooth acid treated feather between eagle’s right wing and leg with some smooth acid treated bars in middle of eagle’s left wing and smooth patches between eagle's right wing and body, in eagle's right wing and to left and right of eagle's right leg. R in Trust not broken. Unusual acid treated smooth patches in wings and at eagle's leg.<br />
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'''Comments:'''<br />
 
'''Comments:'''<br />
'''1-''' One of Four 1878-S varieties with very crudely engraved wing feather with granular surface, raised dots, and splotches.<br />
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'''1.''' One of Four 1878-S varieties with very crudely engraved wing feather with granular surface, raised dots, and splotches.<br />
 
Called "funky feathers," the crudest and most spectacular feathers of all the Morgan dies in the attribution guide, they have smooth surfaces and rough sides or smooth sides and rough surfaces: including this VAM-76 along with [[1878-S VAM-49|VAM-49]], [[1878-S VAM-50|VAM-50]] and [[1878-S VAM-81|VAM-81]].<br />
 
Called "funky feathers," the crudest and most spectacular feathers of all the Morgan dies in the attribution guide, they have smooth surfaces and rough sides or smooth sides and rough surfaces: including this VAM-76 along with [[1878-S VAM-49|VAM-49]], [[1878-S VAM-50|VAM-50]] and [[1878-S VAM-81|VAM-81]].<br />
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'''Threads:'''<br />
 
'''Threads:'''<br />
1 - [[78-S_V76_High-Res_Photos]]<br />
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1. [[78-S_V76_High-Res_Photos]]<br />
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== LVA Plate Photos ==
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= LVA Plate Photos: =
== Additional Photos ==
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= Additional Photos: =
 
Obverse Features Tripled eyelid:<br />
 
Obverse Features Tripled eyelid:<br />
 
[[image:jv_1878_s_v76_eye_12-26-15.jpg |576px ]]<br />
 
[[image:jv_1878_s_v76_eye_12-26-15.jpg |576px ]]<br />
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This specimen had die chips near the ear as well:<br />
 
This specimen had die chips near the ear as well:<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Obv_ear.jpg |660px ]]<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Obv_ear.jpg |660px ]]<br />
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Broken Fourth Right Star:<br />
 
Broken Fourth Right Star:<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Obv_4th_r_Star.jpg |410px ]]<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Obv_4th_r_Star.jpg |410px ]]<br />
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Reverse Features<br />
 
Reverse Features<br />
 
Mint Mark:<br />
 
Mint Mark:<br />
 
[[image:1878sv76mm77325.jpg |768px ]]<br />
 
[[image:1878sv76mm77325.jpg |768px ]]<br />
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Funky Feather:<br />
 
Funky Feather:<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Rev_Eagle_Right_Wing_Detail_spikes.jpg |495px ]]<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Rev_Eagle_Right_Wing_Detail_spikes.jpg |495px ]]<br />
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[[image:78-S_VAM76_Rev_Eagle_Right_Wing_Detail.jpg |495px ]]<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Rev_Eagle_Right_Wing_Detail.jpg |495px ]]<br />
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[[image:78-S_VAM76_Rev_Eagle_Breast.jpg |497px ]]<br />
 
[[image:78-S_VAM76_Rev_Eagle_Breast.jpg |497px ]]<br />
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[[image:1878_S_V76_TMANHG_OBVERSECOMPS.jpg |767px ]]<br />
 
[[image:1878_S_V76_TMANHG_OBVERSECOMPS.jpg |767px ]]<br />
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2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of '''oldcollectorcoins''' from a coin of Brian Raines<br />
 
2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of '''oldcollectorcoins''' from a coin of Brian Raines<br />
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[[image:occ-br-1878-s-v76-10-17-13.jpg |1020px]]<br />
 
[[image:occ-br-1878-s-v76-10-17-13.jpg |1020px]]<br />
 
[[image:occ-br-1878-s-v76-10-17-13a.jpg |1020px]]<br />
 
[[image:occ-br-1878-s-v76-10-17-13a.jpg |1020px]]<br />
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== Full Coin Photos ==
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= Full Coin Photos =
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-76 Images from Bernie Linhart Collection on loan to VAMworld courtesy '''©'''[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] '''<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry</span>'''<br />
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-76 Images from Bernie Linhart Collection on loan to VAMworld courtesy '''©'''[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] '''ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry'''<br />
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<gallery mode="slideshow">
 
1878-S_RonH_VAM-76_OBV_12062013.jpg
 
1878-S_RonH_VAM-76_OBV_12062013.jpg
 
1878-S_RonH_VAM-76_REV_12062013.jpg
 
1878-S_RonH_VAM-76_REV_12062013.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-76 Images from Bernie Linhart Collection on loan to VAMworld courtesy '''©'''[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] '''ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry'''<br />
 
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1878_s_v76_timslava_88265obv-crop.jpg
 
1878_s_v76_timslava_88265obv-crop.jpg
 
1878_s_v76_timslava_88265rev-crop.jpg
 
1878_s_v76_timslava_88265rev-crop.jpg
 
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</gallery>
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4/2018<br />
 
4/2018<br />
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[[1878-S VAM-76#TOP|Top]]<br />
 
[[1878-S VAM-76#TOP|Top]]<br />

Latest revision as of 06:49, 16 October 2018

1878-S VAM-76 Tripled Eyelid, Acid Treated Wing Feathers

Discovered by Larry Briggs, August 2002.
Revised 2012.
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
76 (revised) II 21 · B2as (Tripled Eyelid, Acid Treated Wing Feathers) (184) I-3 R-5
Obverse II 21– Eyelid slightly tripled in front of eye just below front of eyelid. Point of fourth right star broken. Die chip at mouth corner.
1878-S VAM-50 has the same obverse.
Reverse B2as– Smooth acid treated feather between eagle’s right wing and leg with some smooth acid treated bars in middle of eagle’s left wing and smooth patches between eagle's right wing and body, in eagle's right wing and to left and right of eagle's right leg. R in Trust not broken. Unusual acid treated smooth patches in wings and at eagle's leg.

Comments:
1. One of Four 1878-S varieties with very crudely engraved wing feather with granular surface, raised dots, and splotches.
Called "funky feathers," the crudest and most spectacular feathers of all the Morgan dies in the attribution guide, they have smooth surfaces and rough sides or smooth sides and rough surfaces: including this VAM-76 along with VAM-49, VAM-50 and VAM-81.

Threads:
1. 78-S_V76_High-Res_Photos

LVA Plate Photos:

Additional Photos:

Obverse Features Tripled eyelid:
Jv 1878 s v76 eye 12-26-15.jpg
This specimen had die chips near the ear as well:
78-S VAM76 Obv ear.jpg
Broken Fourth Right Star:
78-S VAM76 Obv 4th r Star.jpg
Reverse Features
Mint Mark:
1878sv76mm77325.jpg
Funky Feather:
78-S VAM76 Rev Eagle Right Wing Detail spikes.jpg

78-S VAM76 Rev Eagle Right Wing Detail.jpg

78-S VAM76 Rev Eagle Breast.jpg

1878 S V76 TMANHG OBVERSECOMPS.jpg
2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from a coin of Brian Raines
Occ-br-1878-s-v76-10-17-13.jpg
Occ-br-1878-s-v76-10-17-13a.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-76 Images from Bernie Linhart Collection on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry

4/2018
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