1878-P VAM-141

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1878-P VAM-141 Tripled Star, Open O in GOD

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.
Revised 2017
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM, This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety
1878 VAM 14(revised) II/I 19 - B2ib(Tripled Rt. Star, Engraved Wing Feather) (194) I-5 R-4
Obverse II/I 19- Doubled LIBERTY shifted right. Doubled E, P, and R in E PLURIBUS. Doubled 2, 3, and 4 stars on left and doubled 1-5 stars on right (number 2 is tripled and is one of the best examples of a tripled star). Incomplete band in cap. Front eye doubled and front eyelid tripled. Doubled mouth, upper chin and right inside of ear. Tops of cotton leaves doubled. P in PLURIBUS strongly doubled. 1 in date is doubled on left side of stem. First 8 doubled at top inside of upper loop and bottom inside of lower loop. Second 8 doubled at bottom outside of lower loop. Key identifier- Alligator eye. Obverse also used for 1878-P VAM-117
Reverse-B2i - Feather with 3 vertical bars and fine lines on them engraved between eagle's right wing and leg. Open o in God. Scattered right polishing lines in lower fields.

Comments:
1. On this variety second star to the right of the date is spectacularly tripled. The underlying star can be seen rotated clockwise several degrees.
2. The VAM-141 has the top of the O in GOD broken open on the reverse, unlike VAM-117 which has a complete O.
3. Although the Top 100 book claims they are both equally available and valuable, time has proven the VAM-117 to be much more elusive and worth an even bigger premium. If you are buying a VAM-117, check it closely as some coins slabbed VAM-117 actually have a broken O that can only be seen by close inspection an tilting the coin under good light.

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LVA Plate Photos:

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Additional Photos:

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Dbld LIBERTY and upper cotton leaves
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Fish Eye and Dbld P
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Full Coin Photos

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