1878-P VAM-195A

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1878-P VAM-195A Broken D

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.
195A II2 - B2e (Broken D) (179) I-2 R-3
Obverse II2- Diagonal line through R and top of T in Liberty.
Reverse B2e- Same as reverse B2a, but with partially broken bottom of D of DOLLAR.

Comments:
Some other die markers-
1. Gouges in the left wing and the right wing, there are either gouges or metal globs running down the front of the ear and a big metal glob inside the bottom of the ear, there are gouges running along the inside neckline into the hair, the hair at the bottom has a lot of overpolishing with major polishing lines throughout.
2. (Same obverse used with VAM 131B and VAM 210A)
3. R in Trust not broken.
4. Different die from VAM-195. Some specimens show over polishing with last three leaves disconnected from the olive branch.

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:

Additional Photos:

Disconnected leaves like the B1 Reverse
SWH 1878-P VAM-195A BRANCH.jpg
Partially broken D in Dollar
SWH 1878-P VAM-195A D IN DOLLAR.jpg
Right Wing Gouge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Left Wing Gouge
RKA 1878 P 195A rt wing gouge.jpg RKA 1878 P 195A left wing gouge.jpg
Obverse Features and Markers
Gouge through R in Liberty
SWH 1878-P VAM-195A LIBERTY.jpg
Neckline Gouges - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Ear Gouges
RKA 1878 P 195A neckline gouges.jpg RKA 1878 P 195A ear gouges.jpg

1878 7th PCGSMS63 ear2.jpg 1878 RonH VAM-195A for ear only OBV 07242013.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-195A EDS (PL) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-195A (Later Stage w/cracks) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg

From Heritage's auction archives another [here]
[NGC Population for 18xx-x VAM-xx MS]
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