1878-S VAM-6 DDO "RIB"

Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.

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

6 II 5 . B2j (Doubled Motto, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-5 R-4
Obverse II5 - Motto letters doubled on surface. Doubled LIBERTY shifted left and up. Point on fourth right star not broken.
Reverse B2j - Smooth feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Engraving lines are present between eagle’s right wing and body. R in Trust is broken.

Comments:
1- VAM 6 and VAM-44 http://www.vamworld.com/1878-S+VAM-44 have the same reverse

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:
1878-S_VAM-6_Dbld_Motto1.jpg1878-S_VAM-6_Dbld_Motto2.jpg
1878-S_VAM-6_Engraving_Lines.jpg

Additional photos:

Mint Mark, Doubled LIBERTY shifted left and up with Motto letters doubled on surface.
78sv6lettersmmlib.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg1878-S_RonH_VAM-6_OBV_a.jpg

1878-S_RonH_VAM-6_REV_a.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Bowers & Merena Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-6_OBV_BM.jpg

1878-S_RonH_VAM-6_REV_BM.jpg

From Heritage's auction archives another here

Price History:

1878-S VAM-6 NGC MS63 $40.50 VAMquest 12/06
1878-S VAM-6 NGC MS65 $275.00 eBay 01/09/11
1878-S VAM-6 ANACS MS63 $88.00 eBay 02/16/12
Heritage Auction Archive 2013

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
PCGS
VAM-6
MS
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
2
9
9
5
4
1
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-6
MS
194
0
0
0
0
0
2
11
10
19
21
15
12
41
14
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-6
MSPL
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-6
MS
135
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
8
2
6
31
36
35
9
2
0
0
0
0


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