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Lot
4076

1878 8TF $1 Flake on Ear MS62 NGC. VAM-14.7....

2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York #1202

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 3, 2014
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1878 Eight Tailfeather Dollar, MS62
Very Rare VAM-14.7
1878 8TF $1 Flake on Ear MS62 NGC. VAM-14.7. Ex: Teich Family Collection. A Hit List 40 Variety. The vertical die crack through the right foot of the 1 in the date is the best diagnostic, but tiny die lumps near the ear and below the corner of the eye also attribute this important variety. VAMworld.com states "ultra-rare with only 7 confirmed examples." Fully struck and prooflike with light peripheral golden-brown and rose-red toning. Described as "Brilliant Proof" in the 1962 Stack's catalog.
Ex: Tice Family Collection (Stack's, 6/1962), lot 960.
From The Teich Family Collection. (Variety PCGS# 133802, Base PCGS# 7072)

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