1878-P VAM-79

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1878-P VAM-79 Missing Nostril,Doubled Cotton Leaves

Discovered by Clarence Brown, June 1966.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM. This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety
79 II/I 35 B1a (Missing Nostril,Doubled Cotton Leaves) (180) I-5 R-4
Obverse II/I 35 - Slightly doubled LIBERTY shifted left. Doubled 2 through 7 stars on left and first three stars on right. Lower part of Liberty head nostril partially missing from over polished die. R of PLURIBUS doubled at top inside of upper loop. Hair, cotton bolls & leaves doubled on right side. Ear slightly doubled on right inside. Key identifier - Metal in loops of both 8's. (Also 201)
Reverse B1a - Different die than VAM-70 .

1. The nostril on Liberty's nose is broken from over polishing the dies. The reverse has the disconnected leaf and the long arrow shaft.
2. some specimens show polished swirl marks on cheek
3. LDS Specimens show Miscellaneous cracks on reverse and in field by G of God


LVA Plate Photos:

1878-P VAM-79 PLATE 1 WEAK NOSTRIL 12 OCT 2010.jpg 1878-P VAM-79 PLATE 2 DBLD LEAVES 12 OCT 2010.jpg 1878-P VAM-79 PLATE 3 METAL IN 8S 12 OCT 2010.jpg

Additional Photos:

Partially over polished Nostril.............................................................................Date Doubling
1878 RonH VAM-79 Nostril.jpg1878 7TF VAM-79 Date.jpg
Doubled left stars.
1878-P VAM-79 DBLD STARS LEFT CHIN 15 OCT 2010 VW.jpg
Disconnected leaves and long nock.
1878-P VAM-79 DISCONN LEAF NOCK VW 15 OCT 2010.jpg
Die swirl marks on cheek.....NOT on all specimens
LFR 78P VAM-79 1.JPG
The crack into the field from the top of the G of GOD is diagnostic.
Gjh 1878 3.jpg
Late Die Cracks from Tom Rogers' coin.
Img0860 from Tom Rogers.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-79 MDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage AuctionsATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
Full Coin VAM-79 Late Die Stage ('LDS) Images on loan to VAMworld and ATTRIBUTED BY' Tom Rogers.