1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

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DurhamJnKY
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1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by DurhamJnKY » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:03 pm

I can't seem to find this one. It has a broken R in Trust but I do not see any engraved wing feathers.

The obverse has a broken 4th star and what looks like a gouge in the hair.

I am trying to add pics of the Broken R and gouge but not having any luck. Will try in another post.

Thanks in advance, I hope.
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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by Flat-Chested » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:16 pm

Please post a photo of the eye spike. And a second photo of "E DOLL" together with the mint mark and the bow.

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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by TheYokel » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:20 pm

Check 23 if you have chips/gouges in the hair.

Lemme see the R and the B in better photos and I'll try to help if I can.
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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by DurhamJnKY » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:33 pm

I don't see an eye spike. But I have added a better shot of the hair gouge.

Yokel, I'm still trying to get a better pic of the R uploaded but it keeps rejecting them.
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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by DurhamJnKY » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:38 pm

Here's the R
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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by TheYokel » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:02 pm

Yeah... Sadly, I'm not good enough with this series to help with those pictures. Hopefully someone with a better experience with this set can help.

I honestly can't even tell if the R's been re-engraved in those. I lack the in-hand experience with this one boss...

It looks like it's a triangle variety from what I can see tho...

I can guide you here:

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... d_shaped_r

Or take a look at the other categories if that doesn't match your R.

Also check your mint-mark for doubling. That can narrow it down farther once you get the R.

You might have to brute force this one by going through each listing based on your R, unless someone more knowledgeable can help with those pics.

My apologies boss.

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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by lewisr2 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:47 pm

Looks like might be a V-47 die 3,

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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by vamsterdam » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:10 pm

yes, what lewis siad. vam 47 has a sneaky little pickup point. a small dot at the end of the 3rd tf from right. it also "appears to have" non rengraved wing feathers. from there you figure out which obverse die you are looking at.

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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by DurhamJnKY » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:37 pm

lewisr2 wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:47 pm
Looks like might be a V-47 die 3,
That's the one. Thanks a bunch.

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Re: 1878 S Need help with "broken R" VAM

Post by Namvet69 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:32 am

@TheYokel Good morning, just wanted to thank you for the above 78 reference link. That one is very helpful. Peace Roy

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