1878-P VAM-14.15

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1878-P VAM-14.15 Doubled Motto, Lines in Hair

Discovered November 1997 by Richard Pawley
VAM-14.15 I12 · A1L (Doubled Motto) (193) I-3 R-7
Reverse - VAM-14.15 shares its reverse with the VAM-14.2 and VAM-14.20 (another rare coin).

Comments:
1. VAM-14.15 is one of the terribly rare 8 tailfeather varieties. The 1878 VAM-14.15 is an 8 tailfeather coin with the A1L reverse. Extremely difficult to find, the obverse is shared with the VAM-9 and VAM-14. To date there is only 1 known uncirculated VAM-14.15 !
2. COLLECTOR INTEREST:HIGH

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VAM-14.15 has lots of die polish on the obverse:
1878p vam14 15c.jpg

1878p vam14 15b.jpg
A major die break can be found on the late die states:
1878p vam14 15d.jpg
The A1L reverse has a line in the N of ONE
1878p vam14 15f.jpg
The A1L reverse has a die gouge coming out of the leaf
1878p vam14 15g.jpg
Notice the engraved feathers next to the legs:
1878p vam14 15h.jpg
There is also a large die polish line running down the inside of the wing.
1878p vam14 15i.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.15 AU-50 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagle
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