1878 7TF $1 R78 VAM 79 Fill in 8s (Regular Strike)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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1878 VAM 79 OBVERSE DOUBLING<BR>Look for extra metal in loops of 8s

1878 VAM 79 OBVERSE DOUBLING
Look for extra metal in loops of 8s

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
133973
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
9,759,300
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS64+ PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1878-P VAM 79 is a Hot 50 VAM variety. This is a scarce variety that shows doubling on the most of the stars on the left side and some of the stars on the right side, on the word LIBERTY, and on the cotton bolls and leaves. What separates this variety from any other doubled obverse varieties are the following: extra metal in the bottom loops of the 8s of the date, Liberty's lower nostril is weak from over-lapping, and the far-left three-leaf cluster is separated from the rest of the leaves, also because of overlapping.

As of January 2012, PCGS has certified 34 examples of this VAM variety, almost all of which are Mint State. The typical grade is only MS-62 to MS-63, and the finest 1878 7TF R78 VAM 79 certified by PCGS is a single MS-64+. Prooflike examples are very rare, and Deep Mirror Prooflike examples are extremely rare.