1878-P VAM-22A Doubled LIBERTY, Clashed Obverse n & t
Discovered by C. Logan McKechnie September 2003. Revision October 2004 by Mark Kimpton
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM
22A II/I 6 · A2/A1e (Doubled LIBERTY, Clashed Obverse n & t) (180) I-3 R-5
Obverse II/I 6-- Clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck and partial incuse t of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge.
1. All VAM 22s are clashed from a VAM 80 reverse die, and are therefore either VAM 22A or VAM 22B.
LVA Plate Photos:
There is a die state for the 78-P VAM-22A that shows great strike-thru grease features on the obverse neck and/or jaw. If you look at enough examples of this VAM, you will soon run across one. Leroy has examined one and indeed called it a strike-thru grease variety. Examination of multiple examples show different patterns in the strike-thru, which may help confirm this theory.
Please disregard the large bag mark in the center of the strike-thru feature on this example, which seems to have come from a hit from the denticles of another coin. Just note the grease strike-thru. See second set of Full Coin Photos below.
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-22A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS