1878-P VAM-14.19 8 Tailfeather, Doubled LI-ERTY
Discovered August 1998 by Del Adler.
14-19 I118 · A1d (Doubled LI-ERTY) (193) I-3 R-7 (R-9??)
Obverse I118– LI-ERTY slightly doubled on right side. All left stars and first three right stars slightly doubled towards rim. Slightly doubled date with 1 doubled below upper crossbar, both 8's doubled on lower left outside of upper loop. 7 doubled on right side. Later die state shows a large vertical die crack from rim to right side of second 8 up to hair.
1. The 1878-P VAM-14.19 is one of the ultra rare 8TF coins. The picture below shows the tailfeathers of the A1D reverse:
2. This variety shares the reverse A1D with VAMs 6, 7, 14-5, 14-8, and 14-19. VAMs 6 and 7 are relatively common, but the other three are major rarities.
LVA Plate Photos:
VAM-6, VAM-14.8 and VAM-14.19 do not have a gouge through the A in STATES. VAM-7 and VAM-14.5 have a gouge.
Pictured here is a 14.19 without the gouge.
The most famous feature of a 14.19, which occurs in the Late Die Stage (LDS), is a spectacular die break along the right side of the 8 in the date.
This picture is of an Early Die State, (EDS), without the break.------------------------------------------Die break at date pictures courtesy of L. Eakins!!
Other die markers can be used to confirm the obverse.
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.19 VLDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler