1878-S VAM-57

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1878-S VAM-57 Long Nock Reverse, S Set Left

Discovered by Michael Fey and C. Nowack, April 1995.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
57(revised) II 23 · B1d (Long Center Arrow Feather, S Set Left) ( ? ) I-5 R-7
Obverse II 23– Eyelid doubled at bottom front and short spikes at eye bottom front and lower part of eye socket.
Reverse B1d– Small III S mint mark set slightly left well below wreath, with slight tilt to left. Die marker of small die chip at lower right outside of S mint mark and small die chips in field below S mint mark.

Comments:
1. The key to attributing 1878-S Long nock coins is the clashes, spikes and marks around the eye, as well as the mint mark position.
2. The eye marks are faint on this coin, but are highlighted on the image to the right.
3. The II 23 obverse is also used with VAM-26 and 60.
4. Other Long Nocks include VAM-26, VAM-27, VAM-56, VAM-58, VAM-59, VAM-60, VAM-62, and VAM-72.

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LVA Plate Photos:

1878 S VAM 57 S Set Left.jpg

Additional Photos:

1878s vam57 c.jpg

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CFE 05-04-2011 1878-S LN EYE2.jpg
The mint mark is set slightly left of center.
1878s vam57 a.jpg

CFE 05-04-2011 1878-S LN MM0.jpg
Small die chip at lower right outside of S mint mark and small die chips in field below S mint mark.
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CFE 05-04-2011 1878-S LN REVERSE-GOUGES-CHIPS4.jpg
VAM-57 is a long nock Morgan. The center of the arrow is longer than most 1878-S coins with the normal nock.
1878s vam57 d.jpg
STATES crack is a great diagnostic for VAM-57.
CFE 08-08-2011 1878-S V57-LN VAM-57-STATES-CRACK.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-57 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Mike Faraone at PCGS

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