1878-P VAM-83 Low 8
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.
83 II/I 11 - B1d (High 1) (180) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 11 -Doubled Liberty shifted left; all letters in E PLURIBUS UNUM doubled. Doubled 1, 2, 5 and 6 stars on left and 1,2,3, and 4 stars on right. 1 in date doubled on right side and set high. First 8 doubled at top right outside and left outside of upper loop and bottom inside of lower loop. 7 doubled slightly on left side of left top serif and right side on left lower serif. Lower part of nostril weak from over polishing. Spike at upper inside of ear.
Reverse B1d - Slight overpolish in middle of eagle's wing.
1. B1 reverse VAM that has both an obverse and reverse unique to it. It is very easily identified by the long nock and the dropped first 8 in the date.
LVA Plate Photos:
Notice the doubling at the side of the one, top of the eight and the top left of the 7 in the date.
The nose is polished open on the VAM-83.
This VAM has a Long Nock on the end of the arrow shaft. Additionally, the leaves at the end of the olive branch are still connected.
VAM-83 II/1 Doubled URI
VAM-83 II/I Spike in Ear
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-83 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]© ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler