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1878 8TF VAM-19: I'm Pretty Sure On This One!

 
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 Posted 02/28/2013  10:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I get pretty frustrated trying to ID the VAM for many of my Morgans. The markers are just too small or vague in many cases and my skills are lacking. However, I think I've nailed my 1878 8 tailfeathers coin (graded PCGS MS-63) as VAM-19, called "Doubled Date" on VAMWorld. Here are the photos with the markers that I've been able to image:

Whole coin, Obverse:



Whole coin, Reverse:



Thread-like marker behind eye:



Date is doubled:



Doubled stars, left of date:



Doubled stars, right of date:



Doubled LIBERTY:



Arrowheads show doubling:



AR in DOLLAR is tripled:



Left-side wreath tip has extra berry:



The prosecution rests!

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 Posted 03/01/2013  09:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SeatedNut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A solid conviction there!
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 Posted 03/01/2013  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I get frustrated trying to ID my Morgans that I purchased prior to becoming aware of the many vamrieties, also. Many dates have very minor differences (some cases I swear there's no difference) between die pairings. Anybody ever try identifying an 1889 far date with a doubled ear?

I agree that you have a VAM-19 by the way. I really like these "busy" varieties with markers that pop out at you.
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 Posted 03/01/2013  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Anybody ever try identifying an 1889 far date with a doubled ear?


Can you say, ? I thought you could.

19 she is.
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