Interesting die break - Morgan Silver nOLLAR :)

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  1. Brett_in_Sacto

    Brett_in_Sacto Well-Known Member

    I picked up a great lot on Ebay this week. A large lot of Morgans, and the seller was apparently a storage locker hunter from the items up for sale. The seller had fuzzy pictures and didn't even bother to list the mint marks. I saw it as an opportunity.

    Among the lot were some choice coins. An 1878-CC in XF, an 1891-CC in VG, a 1904-O in what I am guestimating could be an MS65 and possibly an MS66 - it's in the "off to grading" pile, and 2 1878-P "8 tail feather" varieties that I need to attribute.

    But the interesting one was just a common 1878 7TF in circulated condition, however it has a die break or something (would love to know what technical term y'all give it!).

    The bottom of the "D" is chopped off, making it look like a lower case "n"

    It's my new Silver Nollar!

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  3. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    Very Cool!!! Man I wish I knew where to find the deals.
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  4. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    It's probably struck through grease. Cool find!
  5. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman 2016 Secretary, Red Rose CC

    Darnedest thing I've ever seen. Nice find! The disappearance of the letter is so abrupt!
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  6. JAY-AR

    JAY-AR Well-Known Member

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  7. Dave Waterstraat

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  8. Brett_in_Sacto

    Brett_in_Sacto Well-Known Member

    Wahoo! Thank you! I have been busy working on the 8tf coins. Both are VF and trying to find details is very hard!

    The break in the star at 4 o'clock was a great second verification.

    Cheers Dave!
  9. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    Are you using the attribution guide going by the feathers between the legs and wings?
  10. Brett_in_Sacto

    Brett_in_Sacto Well-Known Member

    Nah, right now I'm just looking at pictures and playing with my loupe.

    Looking for the easy tells, work has been kicking my butt and I haven't had time to disconnect and do actual research.
  11. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    That makes more sense. Usually you'd expect grease to fill the entire letter. I had no idea there was a broken D VAM. :)
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  13. Brett_in_Sacto

    Brett_in_Sacto Well-Known Member

    Faint, but through the B - barely recognizable due to wear.
  14. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy Supporter

    VAM 195 carries a pretty good premium.
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  15. JAY-AR

    JAY-AR Well-Known Member

    Brett, be careful, you my turn into a VAM Weenie like me:nailbiting: Great find, glad I could point you in the right direction:pompous: Enjoy!
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