1878-P VAM-14.6

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1878-P VAM-14.6 Dot On Ear

Discovered by Martin Field, August 1979.
14-6 I1 6 - A1c (Dot on Ear) (189) I-3 R-5
Obverse I2 6 - Slightly doubled first three right stars and first six left stars towards rim. E is doubled at bottom and U-UNU doubled at bottom inside towards rim. Both 8's are doubled slightly at top inside of both loops and 7 is doubled slightly on right side of vertical shaft. Ear is over polished with dot die break in middle of lower earlobe.
Reverse A1C - Letters in UNITED doubled strongly on top and bottom. STATES OF AMERICA letters doubled at bottom. ONE DOLLAR letters doubled at top. Left wreath strongly doubled. Three small feathers added on eagle's right and two on eagle's left side between leg and bottom of wing.

1. The VAM-14.6 is rare in all grades. with 25-40 specimens estimated. One prominent collector claims ownership of 10. Known to exist in high grades, reported in DMPL, PL and semi-PL up to MS64. This is an eight tail feather variety. The A1c reverse is shared by Vams 3, 4, 5, 14-6, 14-7, 14-11, 14-12, 14-14, 14-17, and 14-18. All but VAMs 3 & 4 are major rarities.


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Additional Photos:

Dot on ear (hard to see on worn examples):
1878 8TF VAM 14 6 EarDot.jpg JPM 1878 8TF 14.6 Ear PCGS 63.jpg
Next are two photos of the reverse of an actual VAM-14.6 specimen. Remember that ten 8tf varieties share this reverse, so obverse must be matched as well to have a VAM-14.6.
1878-P VAM-14-6 reverse.jpg 1878-P VAM-14-6 reverse2.jpg
PCGS MS63 Specimen THIS IS VAM 14.6A (note the die crack and the dot on ear):
1878 8TF VAM 14.6 Obverse.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Photo of VAM 14.6 Copyrighted© Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]