1878-P VAM-114 Doubled R and Stars
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.
Revised 2011, became 1878-P VAM-114-2
114 II/I 16 · B2a (Doubled R and Stars) (178) I-2 R-4
Obverse II/I 16– Slightly doubled LIBERTY. Doubled P, R and B in PLURIBUS. Doubled first six left stars and all right stars. Tops of cotton leaves and bolls slightly doubled and right side of wheat leaves.
Reverse B2a - Die slightly overpolished with flat spot in middle eagle's left wing and right wing slightly separated from the leg.
COMMENTS: Check coin for clashed dies. It could be an 1878-P VAM-114A
Doubled R with signficant features.
All right stars are doubled signficantly
Doubled cotton bolls
Parallel arrow feather and short arrow nock.
Full R of trust. Full O in God.
The VAM 114 obverse has a fairly unique characteristic that can be used to identify any reasonably well preserved example. The right edge of the long wheat leaf that folds back onto the cap is doubled fairly strongly on the portion on the cap , but this doubling abruptly appears to stop as the leaf projects above Liberty's cap. Nothing else quite like this is found among the Rev of 78 die marriages.
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NGC MS 64