1878-P VAM-21 Broken R&B

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.

21 II/I 3 A2/A1d (Doubled R & B) (180) I-3 R-4
Obverse II/I 3 - Slightly doubled LIBERTY shifted left. Doubled P, U, R, and B in PLURIBUS and 1 and 2 stars on right. Nostril missing from overpolished die. First 8 doubled at top inside of upper loop and second 8 doubled bottom outside of lower loop.
Reverse A2/A1d - Doubled wreath, N of ONE tripled. L, A, and R of DOLLAR doubled, and bottom of UNITED doubled. Thin small feather added on eagle's right side between leg and bottom of wing. Eagle's lower beak slightly doubled on inside. Top arrow head and shaft doubled.

Comments:
1- The 1878 VAM-21 is an 8 tailfeather coin with the A2/Axd reverse. The name of this variety refers to features on the obverse, which it shares with the 7/8 variety 1878-P VAM-43. However, its reverse is unique to this VAM, being primarily distinguished by a doubling down of the N in ONE and a pit or chip to the lower left of the O in ONE.
2- LDS is lightly clashed; here is the thread with photos of the clashing:

Threads:
http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/65472546

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Doubled P and B
1878-P-21-odet1.jpg

Doubled U and R
8tf11.jpg

Doubled B
8tf12.jpg

Doubled first and second star on right
1878_P_RKA_21_2ndrtstar.jpg

Slightly doubled LIBERTY shifted left
8tf10.jpg

Die scratch across left side of Y
1878-P-21-odet2.jpg

Doubled P and U
1878-P-21-odet3.jpg
1878-P-21-rdet1.jpg
1878_P_RKA_21_RTwing.jpg

Base of IT is doubled. Berry is strongly doubled.
1878-P-21-rdet2.jpg
Die chip below O. Doubled Base of N.
1878-P-21-rdet3.jpg
1878_P_RKA_21_ON.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-21 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-21_OBV_1a.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-21_REV_1a.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-21 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1878_RonH_VAM-21_OBV_03192012.jpg
1878_RonH_VAM-21_REV_03192012.jpg
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-21 High Resolution Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

1878_RonH_VAM-21_REV_COIN_10032014.jpg

1878_RonH_VAM-21_OBV_COIN_10032014.jpg

From Heritage's auction archives another here here here here

Price History:
1878-P VAM-21 NGC MS64PL $364.63 VAMquest 2/2007
1878-P VAM-21, PCGS MS63, $195.00, eBay, 1/04/2010
1878-P VAM-21, PCGS MS63(PL Obv), $250, eBay VAMfinder, Jun-2009
1878-P VAM-21, PCGS MS63, $151.88, VAMquest, Apr-2007
1878-P VAM-21, PCGS MS63, $135.00 VAMquest, Mar-2007
1878-P VAM-21, NGC MS63, $145.50, Unspecified, Feb-2007
1878-P VAM-21, PCGS MS63, $140.63, VAMquest, Dec-2006

Condition Census:
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
Date
PCGS
8 TF VAM-21
MS
80
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
9
36
26
4
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
PCGS
8 TF VAM-21
MSPL
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-21
MS
94
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
3
17
46
22
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-21
MSPL
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
NGC
8 TF VAM-21
MSDPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-21
MS
168
0
0
0
0
3
12
8
1
7
5
12
6
36
54
21
3
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-21
MSDM
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010
ANACS
8 TF VAM-21
MSPL
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
5/2010


Total
275
NGC Population for 1878-P VAM-21
NGC Population for 1878-P VAM-21 PL
NGC Population for 1878-P VAM-21 DPL
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