1878-P VAM-14.8

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1878-P VAM-14.8 Doubled Eyelid

Discovered by Steve Contursi, October 1980.
14.8 I18 A1d (Doubled Eyelid) (189) I-2 Proof
Obverse I18 - Slightly doubled top of P in PLURIBUS. Eyelid doubled in front of eye about one third own from top. All left and right stars quadrupled towards rim. Entire date doubled with 1 doubled below upper crossbar, both 8s at top inside and lower left outside of upper loop and 7 below upper crossbar and right side of vertical shaft.

Comments:
1. The 1878-P VAM-14.8 is one of the ultra rare 8TF coins. VAM-14.8 was struck as a proof and the dies were reused as a business strike. Because of rarity, the business strike typically sells for higher premiums than the proof. The recent 8TF census has shown the business strike VAM-14.8 is rarer than VAM-14.15. It has an A1d reverse, which it shares 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.

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The picture below shows the tailfeathers of this reverse.
1878p vam14.8 a.jpg
The 14.8 A1d reverse shared by 1878-P VAM-6, 1878-P VAM-7, 1878-P VAM-14.5, and 1878-P VAM-14.19.
1878p vam14.8 n.jpg 1878 P VAM14 8MHIOBV2.jpg
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.
.1878p vam14 19 f.jpg 1878 P VAM14 8MHIOBV3.jpg
The best obverse feature to look for on the 14.8 is a huge eye spike.
1878 P VAM14 8MHIOBV.jpg 1878p vam14.8 g.jpg
The insides of the first 8 in the date show strong polishing.
1878p vam14 8 aa.jpg

1878p vam14.8 f.jpg
Notice the die chip in the corner of the L
1878p vam14.8 j.jpg
There are other die chips in the cap near the cotton leaf.
1878p vam14.8 m.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.8 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BYVariety Slabbing Service.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.8 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BY NGC

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