1878-P VAM 14.5 Spiked "A"
Discovered by Steve Sabella, June 1979.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
14.5 I210 A1d (Spiked A) (189) I-2 R-4
Obverse I110 - Slightly doubled motto letters R-US, UNU, all left stars on left side, and all right stars toward rim. All digits in date doubled with 1 doubled at top of lower crossbar; both 8's doubled at lower inside of lower loop, and 7 doubled on left side of vertical stem. Die overpolished with weak nostril and lower hairlines.
Reverse A1d - Die scratch causing spikes at sides of A in STATES.
- Quite scarce in circulated grades, unknown uncirculated, with no problem-free uncirculated coins graded as of 2018.
- This variety shares the reverse A1d with VAM-6, VAM-7, VAM-14.5, VAM-14.8, and VAM-14.19.
- Can be confused with he more common VAM-7, which also has the die gouge through the A in STATES
- E on the obverse is doubled to the right. 8s in the date have "sloping" shoulders look. Nose polished open, however some VAM-7 coins also have extensive polishing here and this is not a sure-fire diagnostic.
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