1878-P VAM-121 Doubled Motto
Discovered by Guy Messing, May 1974.
This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety
121 II/I 38 - B2a (Doubled Motto) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 38 - LIBERT in LIBERTY doubled slightly on left side. Strongly doubled 1 and 3 stars on right. E, P, U and R in E PLURIBUS strongly doubled. 1 in date doubled at top right. Tiny die chip in front of eye with raised area below eyelid.
Reverse B2a - Type B reverse, with shorter center arrow shaft
1. It is not uncommon to find an abnormal R of PLURIBUS on '78-P Rev of '78 varieties, but the R of the VAM-121 has the appearance of another letter embedded within it:
LVA Plate Photos:
LDS coin has a die scratch at wing going up above I of In God We Trust, looping back down; however, the die scratch is not significant enough to warrant a sub-variety classification but on higher grade coins, it stands out.
U of PLURIBUS:
Photos from another example:
Full Coin Photos
2 SetsFull Coin Copyrighted© VAM-121 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS
PCGS 63, PCGS 63, NGC 63, NGC 62, PCGS 61, ANACS-61