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Looking for VAM expert!

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I am looking for a VAM expert! I am sure there must be several on the forum.

I just picked up a 1878 7TF '78 rev. Morgan and I can't identify the thing!?!?

PCGS didn't know what it was either because they labeled it 8TF!

On the obverse:

The "L" in LIBERTY is weak.

The "I, B, E, R, T," in LIBERTY is doubled.

Short wheat leaf.

Nose has no nostril.

The "E, P, L, R," in E PLURIBUS UNUM is doubled.

Several of the stars are also doubled.


On the reverse:

Long center arrow shaft.

die crack around the rim.

"D" in DOLLAR missing bottom part of the D.

5th TF from left looks doubled.?

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Monty, both NGC and ANACS can designate known varieties, but only Leroy Van Allen can attribute new varieties.


Leroy charges $5.00 to attribute known varieties, but there is no charge for possible new varieties. If you send any coin to him, he asks that your check include return postage and insurance.


Leroy Val Allen

P.O. Box 196

Sidney, OH 45365

E-mail: vams@bright.net



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Thanks for the info. I didn't know Leroy Van Allen was still doing that. I thought that the SSDC did something like that but I am not a member. I will e-mail him.


I thought about sending the coin to PCGS and asking for a refund when I first looked at it. A 7TF is worth $50. to $80 or so less than the 8TF. Then I noticed all the doubling on the obverse! Even if it isn't worth any more than I paid for it is is a neat Morgan!

I knew if PCGS couldn't tell 7 from 8 tail feathers they surly wouldn't know what the heck I had!

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