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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.
- Type B reverse, with shorter center arrow shaft
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:
No LVA Plate Photo:
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.
U of PLURIBUS:
Photos from another example:
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-121 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©
From Heritage's auction archives another
ANACS-61 $273 on eBay May '08
NGC-63 $125 on eBay Sept. '06
NGC-62 $111 on eBay Sept. '06
PCGS 63, PCGS 63, NGC 63, NGC 62, PCGS 61, ANACS-61
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