1878-P VAM-118 Shifted P

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.

This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety

118 II/I 20 - B2a (Shifted P) (194) I-2 R-4
Obverse II/I 20- Top of P's bottom serif doubled and P is spiked at top. Top of U in PLURIBUS doubled, L in PLURIBUS doubled on right, E in PLURIBUS slightly doubled on top right. LIBERTY doubled to left. 7 in date slightly doubled on right. Stars1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 left, and 1, 2, and 5 right doubled.
same obverse as 1878-P VAM-160
Reverse B2a - R in TRUST not broken, O in God closed.

Comments: Die markers - Rust lump and diagonal line in Phygian Cap fold; REV - small die scratch that resembles a tadpole 'swimming' toward the back edge of the lower arrowhead.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
P in PLURIBUS is doubled on top edge of bottom serif and spiked on top
vamsk_1878_v118_ObvP.jpg

L in PLURIBUS shows doubling on right side of vertical shaft
vamsk_1878_v118_ObvL.jpg

Obverse Letters
vamsk_1878_v118_ObvLetters.JPG

7 in Date
vamsk_1878_v118_7.jpg

Left Stars
vamsk_1878_v118_LeftStars.JPG

Right Stars
vamsk_1878_v118_RightStars.JPG

R in TRUST O in GOD
vamsk_1878_v118_RevR.jpg vamsk_1878_v118_RevO.jpg
Obv Die Marker - Rust spot and diagonal line in Phygian Cap fold
vamsk_1878_v118_Phygian.jpg

Rev Die Marker - Tadpole-shaped gouge left of lower arrowhead
vamsk_1878_v118_tadpole_gouge.jpg
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Full coin copyrighted© VAM-118 images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of and attributed by 4sdair
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Price History:


1878 VAM-118 PCGS XF45 $46 3/22/2017
1878 VAM-118 ANACS XF45 $75 9/8/2015
1878 VAM-118 PCGS XF40 $80 10/12/2015


Condition Census:

Not attributed by PCGS or NGC
3/2017
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
3
4
6
8
10
12
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-118
MS
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
4
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-118
MS
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
6
4
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-118
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-118
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-118
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-118
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-118
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
32


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