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1878-P VAM-14.5

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=1878-P VAM 14.5 Spiked "A" with Open Nostril=
Discovered by Steve Sabella, June 1979.<br />
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This coin is a [[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM.<br />
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'''14.5 I210 A1d (Spiked A) (189) I-2 R-4'''<br />
'''Obverse I110''' - Slightly doubled motto letters R-US, UNU, all left stars on left side, and all right stars toward rim. All digits in date doubled with 1 doubled at top of lower crossbar; both 8's doubled at lower inside of lower loop, and 7 doubled on left side of vertical stem. Die overpolished with weak nostril and lower hairlines.<br />
'''Reverse A1d''' - Die scratch causing spikes at sides of A in STATES.<br />
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'''Comments:'''<br />
Very rare, with only one BU coin known (an NGC 60). Can be confused with VAM-7. This is an [[8 Tailfeather Morgan|eight tailfeather]] variety. This variety shares the reverse A1D with [[1878-P VAM-6|VAM-6]], [[1878-P VAM-7|VAM-7]], [[1878-P VAM-14.5|VAM-14.5]], [[1878-P VAM-14.8|VAM-14.8]], and [[1878-P VAM-14.19|VAM-14.19]]. VAMs 6 and 7 are relatively common, but the other three are major rarities.<br />
Reverse: A1d reverse with the die gouge through 'A' of 'STATES'. The more common VAM-7 also has the die gouge.<br />
Obverse: E is doubled to the right. '8''s in the date have "sloping" shoulders look. Nose polished open, however some VAM-7 coins also have extensive polishing here and this is not a sure-fire diagnostic.<br />
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== LVA Plate Photos ==
== Additional Photos ==
A1D Reverse<br />
[[image:1878_8TF_A1D_Reverse.jpg |480px]]<br />
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Spiked A on reverse from a VAM-14.5 specimen:<br />
[[image:1878-P_VAM-14-5_spiked_A.jpg |480px]]<br />
[[image:1878_P_VAM14-5_JL3TIERPHOTOS.jpg]]<br />
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== Full Coin Photos ==
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14.5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[[ Heritage Auctions]] ATTRIBUTED BY[[image:Variety_Slabbing_Service.jpg |link=]]<br />
PCGS Pop report 4/1/08<br />
[[1878-P VAM-14.5#TOP|Top]]<br />
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