1878-O VAM-93 020324

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OBVERSE ATTRIBUTES: Some Motto letters (P, L, and U are doubled rimward) with all Legend letters doubled with some tripled. Liberty's profile is doubled, most clearly at lower lip and chin. The Date is doubled with the left at the inside top of the upper loop. Digit 7 is doubled on the right side of the stem; and, digits 8,7,8 shows slight doubling at the outside top. Left Stars are slightly doubled to quadrupled towards rim. Markers: A single Die polishing line is present at the lower left of the letter R in LIBERTY. A short horizontal Die polishing line can be seen at the end of the Phrygian Cap Ribbon.

SPECIAL NOTE: The VW's VAM-93 Page doesn't note that the letters of the Obverse Legend, LIBERTY, are doubled or tripled. My specimen shows that they are indeed doubled or tripled.

REVERSE ATTRIBUTES: A Feather was engraved between the Eagle's Right Wing (Left Wing as viewed) and Right Leg (Left Leg as viewed). The R in TRUST is broken and the letter D in DOLLAR is doubled at the left top and outside bottom. Markers: None.


  • This coin has all of the attributes associated with the VAM-93 and has been certified as a VAM-93 by the ANACS.

VAMWorld Main Topics: [ 1878-S VAM-93 ] [ 1878-S VAMs ]
SiverDye 1902-O Varieties: [ 1878-S Base ] [ 93 ]
SiverDye VAM-93 Topics: [ Base ]
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Full Coin

1878-S VAM-93 RTM020324
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Comment: Comment: The Reverse Die appears to be Proof-Like.
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Date and Mint Mark

1878-S VAM-93 RTM020324
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1878-S VAM-93 RTM020324
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Comment: Doubling of Legend letters; however, arrowed letters are tripled. Comment:
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Comment: Doubled Left Stars. Comment: The 7th Left Star looks tripled; perhaps quadrupled.
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Comment: Profile Doubling. Comment: Broken r.
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Comment: Engraved Feather. Comment: Doubled D.
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Die Markers

1878-S VAM-93 RTM020324
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Comment: Die polishing line in the left serif of the letter R. Comment: Die polishing line at the end of the Phrygian Cap Ribbon.
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General or Noted Features

1878-S VAM-93 RTM020324
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