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 Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    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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