1878-P VAM-196 Doubled 878
Discovered by Richard Deters, September 1973.
196 II/I 22 - B2f (Doubled 878) (179) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 22 -
Reverse B2f - Die overpolished with part of eagle's lower right wing missing next to leg.
1. B2f reverse is found on VAMs 196, 197, and 198. The unclashed VAM 196 appears to be scarcer than the LDS clashed V 196A.
2. VAMs 196 and VAM-142 share the same obverse.
3. LIBERTY doubled shifted left. Date doubled at tops of 878 and right side of 7. All stars slightly doubled. P,R,U,U, and M doubled.
LVA Plate Photos:
Here are some more shots from another coin. This one is prooflike, one of the varieties that is known to be available as a prooflike.
The first 8.
The second 8.
The first four right stars.
Right Star 1.
Right Star 2.
Right Star 3.
Right Star 4.
There is pitting in the cotton bolls.
Die chips in/on the the ear are good for locking in the attribution.
The middle of the eagle's left wing is also overpolished.
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-196 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]© Attributed by Ron Hagler