1878-P VAM-121

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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:

Additional 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.
1878-P VAM-121 R.jpg 1878-P VAM-121 R 2.JPG
1878-P VAM-121 U photo2.JPG
Photos from another example:
NESVT20090829 1878P 121 1.JPG NESVT20090829 1878P 121 2.JPG
NESVT20090829 1878P 121 3.JPG NESVT20090829 1878P 121 4.JPG
NESVT20090829 1878P 121 5.JPG NESVT20090829 1878P 121 6.JPG
NESVT20090829 1878P 121 7.JPG NESVT20090829 1878P 121 8.JPG

Full Coin Photos

2 SetsFull Coin Copyrighted© VAM-121 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg

PCGS 63, PCGS 63, NGC 63, NGC 62, PCGS 61, ANACS-61