1878-P VAM-141A 111020

Characteristics are described with a degree of granularity intended for die identification more so than for die classification. A characteristic may not span the entire die progression. Thus, not all characteristics may be present in any one coin.

OBVERSE ATTRIBUTES: The second Right Star is tripled. Date digits 1, 8, and 8 are doubled. The 1 is doubled at the right side, the first 8 is doubled at the inside top of the upper loop and at the inside bottom of the lower loop, and the last 8 is doubled at the outside bottom of the lower loop. Right Stars 1 through 5 are doubled, as are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Left Stars. Liberty's upper Lip is doubled as is the front of Liberty's Eye (Alligator Eye). The tip of her Eyelid is tripled, and her Ear is slightly doubled at the right inside Ear Wall. The letters of the Obverse Legend, LIBERTY, are shifted to the right. The letters E, P, and R in the Obverse Motto, E. PLURIBUS UNUM, are doubled with the P significantly so. The north most Cotton Leaf is doubled at the top outside. The Phrygian Cap Band is incomplete. Marker: None.

REVERSE ATTRIBUTES: A shallow Die gouge is seen exiting the tip of the Eagle's Left Wing (Right Wing as viewed). The o in the second word of the Reverse Motto, In God We Trust, is open at the top. Scattered light Die polishing lines are present in the lower Fields. Marker: None.

SPECIAL NOTE: VAMWorld's VAM-141 Page notes that Liberty's doubled Eye (Alligator Eye) is a key identifier. While I understand that a "key identifier" is synonymous with "Die Marker", I decided to put the Alligator Eye in the Section entitled REVERSE ATTRIBUTES.

  • This coin has all of the attributes normally associated with the VAM-141A and has been certified as a VAM-141A by the ANACS. In addition, this coin possesses all of the attributes of it's base family member, the VAM-141.
  • The Nostril has just become disconnected (a partial Missing Nostril). This feature can be viewed in the Section entitled Photographs of Special Interest. Also found in that Section is a photograph of a doubled D, which was not listed as an attributed feature of the VAM-141A.
  • Minor Die cracks can be seen running through the some of the letters of the Reverse Legend, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and the Denomination, ONE DOLLAR.

VAMWorld Main Topics: [ 1878-P VAM-141A [ 1878-P VAMs ]
SiverDye 1878-P Varieties: [ 1878-P Base ] [ 141A ]
SiverDye VAM-141A Topics: [ Base ]
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Date and Mint Mark

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Comment: Tripled 2nd Right Star. Comment: Wing Gouge.
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Comment: Date doubling. While digits 1, 8, and the second 8 are noted as doubled in the VAMWorld VAM-141A Page, the 7 is doubled as well. Comment: Open o.
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Comment: Doubled Right Stars. Comment: Doubled Left Stars.
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Comment: Doubled Lip. Comment: Doubled Eye (Alligator Eye).
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Comment: Tripled Eyelid. Comment: Doubled Ear.
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Comment: LIBERTY shifted right. Comment: Doubled E and P.
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Comment: Doubled Cotton Leaf. Comment: Incomplete Band.
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General of Noted Features

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Photographs of Special Interest

1878-P VAM-141A RTM111020
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Comment: Partial Missing Nostril: just at the disconnect stage. Comment: Doubled D.
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-- RodMe - 12 Nov 2020
Topic revision: r6 - 24 Nov 2020, RodMe

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