1878-P VAM-144 Doubled LIBERTY, Date & Left Stars & Ear
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.
144 (revised) II/I 24 B2b (Doubled LIBERTY, Date & Left Stars & Ear) (180) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 24- All letters slightly doubled to left in LIBERTY. Slightly doubled top right of E, R has a notch at top inside of upper loop and S doubled at bottom of upper and lower serifs in E PLURIBUS. Ear slightly doubled at right inside. 3-7 left stars doubled towards rim. Date doubled with 1 slightly doubled at top right of left bottom crossbar. First 8 and 7 doubled at top outside. Second 8 doubled at left inside of upper loop and top outside of lower loop. Nostril is weak. Two small die chips on chin on some specimens.
Reverse B2b- Die over polished with areas of wing feathers and eagle's right wing missing next to leg. Partial open o in God.
1. The EDS of this variety is 2-sided PL. The reverse of this coin was first used in VAM 140.
LVA Plate Photos:
Over polished eagle's right wing:
Over polished eagle's left wing:
E on obverse:
R of Pluribus:
S of Pluribus:
Doubled 7th Left Star:
Broken "o" in God
Lines thru ER of LIBERTY also on surface of coronet band
Die scratch passes under right wheat grain
A patch of die polishing lines can be seen at the upper inside of the eagle's left (viewer's right) leg
These few gouges in the hair curls seen on both the 144/144A could be used as PUPs even in low grade specimens.
Full Coin Photos
2 Sets of Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-144 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler