1878-P VAM-187 Doubled R, 878

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, February 1973. Revised 2016 Micheal07

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

187 (revised) II 5 B2c (Doubled R, 878) (193) I-5 R-4
Obverse II 5 -Same as II I, except doubled LURIBUS in PLURIBUS and UN in UNUM. R strongly doubled at top, middle and lower right side. Bottom serif of N strongly doubled at top left. Two spikes below eyelid front. Slightly doubled 878 with both 8's at top left inside of upper loop and 7 at upper right outside. Doubled wheat kernels and right bent wheat leaf doubled on right side. Phrygian cap doubled at top. Hair slightly doubled at rear below cap.

Comments:
1. Reverse :(broken R)
2. Reverse: is shared with v166
3. Spectacular broken 'R' of 'PLURIBUS. Tougher to locate than realized, and exceedingly scarce in Mint State. Although there are several doubled and tripled 'R''s with the 7TF reverse, VAM-187 stands out because of the shift in doubling. Has the B2C reverse, identified by the broken r in 'trust'.

Threads:
1- http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/78363901

LVA Plate Photo:
MNS_Leroy Pics 1878-P_VAM187 Date 18_Sept 2016.jpgMNS_Leroy Pics 1878-P_VAM187 Date 78_Sept 2016.jpg
MNS_Leroy Pics 1878-P_VAM187 Doubled Leaf & Cap_Sept 2016.jpg

Additional photos:
Next 4 Photo snd text coutesy of Ash Harrison
This is an unmistakable variety. The remarkably doubled R in PLURIBUS is very unique and is the only thing necessary to attribute the coin, once you have determined the coin has a broken R in TRUST on the reverse.
ASH_1878-P_VAM-187_RI.JPG

The P in PLURIBUS is doubled but the “feet” are basically normal. It will not be mistaken for the 166.
ASH_1878-P_VAM-187_P.JPG

The L in PLURIBUS is doubled strongly in the center. It will not be mistaken for the 166.
ASH_1878-P_VAM-187_L.JPG

The N in UNUM is doubled strongly in the center. It will not be mistaken for the 166.
ASH_1878-P_VAM-187_N.JPG

8 Revision Coin photos courtesy of Micheal07
MNS 1878-P VAM 187 Dbl R too.jpg MNS 1878-P VAM 187 Broken 4th star right.jpg
MNS 1878-P VAM 187 Dbl L.jpgMNS 1878-P VAM 187 P.jpg
MNS 1878-P VAM 187 one.jpg MNS 1878-P VAM 187 first 8.jpg
MNS 1878-P VAM 187 seven.jpg MNS 1878-P VAM 187 second 8.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-187 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mr Juan
1878pvam187mhiobv7334.jpg
1878pvam187mhirev7334.jpg


Auction Archives:
From Heritage's auction archives another here here here here

Price History:
1878-P 7TF VAM-187 NGC MS 61 $293.50 eBay 01/02/11
1878-P 7TF VAM 187 PCGS MS 62 unattributed e-Bay 381.00 12/29/10 key-dates

Condition Census:
10/2016
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-187
MS
70
0
0
0
1
6
9
13
7
6
7
7
0
3
8
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-187
MS
68
0
0
1
2
8
5
6
10
6
11
10
2
5
1
1
0
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
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
VSS
VAM-187
MS
2
0
0
0
1
1
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
NGC
VAM-187
MS
23
0
0
0
1
6
1
2
1
0
3
5
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
163


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