1878-P VAM-221-1 Cut Down A, Doubled Left Reverse, Doubled Bottom of B in PLURIBUS
221-1 (revised 2010) II 1 · C3b (Cut Down A, Doubled Left Reverse, Doubled Bottom of B in PLURIBUS) (193) I-2 R-3
Obverse II 1– Die 1 –Some specimens show die chip dot on forehead front. Doubled bottom of B in PLURIBUS. Extra metal at top of lower loop of first 8 and couple of polishing lines at front of eyelid.
Reverse C3b– Same hub doubling but different die. Several obverse and reverse dies. Die 1 - Vertical polishing line in space to left of eagle's right leg.
1. Die pair 1. If you are unacquainted with the C3b reverse doubling, please read the full description at C3b Reverse Die description at VAM-220.
2. Do you have a 221.1 or 221-B?
See link to determine the stage:
LVA Plate Photos:
Doubled B of PLURIBUS
VAM 221.1 EDS – Spike on left side of ribbon bow and diagonal polishing lines inside the bow. The spike is truly a great PUP as it is located in a protected area and is visible on lower grade specimens.
VAM 221.1 EDS – Eagle’s right wing displays only minor scattered polishing lines.
VAM 221.1 EDS – The junction between the Eagle’s right wing and body is free from significant polishing lines.
VAM 221.1 EDS – Diagonal polishing lines by the Eagle’s left leg.
VAM 221.1 – Polishing lines on either side of the Eagle’s right leg.
VAM 221.1 EDS – No major polishing line between the 1st and 2nd cluster of leaves on the olive branch.
Full Coin Photos
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