1878-P VAM-169 Quadrupled Stars

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM, This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety

169 II/I 32 B2c (Quadrupled Stars) (193) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 32 - Doubled LIBERTY shifted to left; E, PLUR-R doubled on left side, S doubled at bottom; UNUM doubled at top. First five stars on left quadrupled with 2-4 having very large shifts, 6 and 7 stars on left tripled. 1-3 and 5 stars on right doubled 4 tripled. Doubled date with 1 doubled at top right and 878 doubled on surface at bottom of loops and crossbar.
Reverse B2c- Broken r, open o of god ,weak feathers. Reverse is shared with v168

Comments:
1- There should be a small amount of CW reverse die rotation (~10 deg.)that serves as a good marker.
2- Doubled Liberty shifted left. First five stars on left quadrupled.
3- The primary attribute for the VAM-169 is the super strong doubling, tripling, and quadrupling in the stars of the obverse. This coin is highly sought for this reason and is virtually impossible to confuse with the VAM-166. LEARN THIS. Shown are the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th left stars.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
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Attribution guide text courtesy of Ash Harrison.
Like the VAM-168 the VAM-169 shares the B2n reverse. This reverse has the broken R in TRUST as well as this “open” O and the bars between the eagle’s right wing and the body.
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Shown here is the broken R in TRUST that all of the coins in this monograph share.
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The doubling on the base of the P in PLURIBUS on the VAM-169 is very light. It is virtually impossible to mistake it for the VAM-166.
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2nd Specimen by NESVT
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-169 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-169 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
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From Heritage's auction archives another here here here


Price History:

1878-P VAM-169 ANACS MS62 $256 eBay Feb-03-2007
1878-p vam-169 pcgs ms63 $625 ebay 11-12-15

Condition Census:


6/2017
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
2
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-169
MS
87
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
1
12
13
11
7
3
5
0
5
17
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-169
MS
94
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
3
1
2
2
15
14
18
2
10
5
2
4
9
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
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
0
ICG
VAM-
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
0
VSS
VAM-
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
0
PCI
VAM-
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
0
NGC
VAM-169
MS
37
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
9
5
2
2
6
3
2
1
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


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