Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

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ShamShield
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Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

Post by ShamShield » Fri Sep 02, 2022 6:49 pm

I swear I have looked at all the S/S and engraved wing VAMs and I'm coming up blank. None that i saw had the crown spike and /or wing clash that i saw. Maybe the feather isnt engraved? Please help!
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Vam-mysterio
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Re: Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

Post by Vam-mysterio » Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:34 pm

Broken r?
Broken 4th star?
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ShamShield
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Re: Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

Post by ShamShield » Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:38 pm

R is not broken, 4th star broken
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Vam-mysterio
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Re: Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

Post by Vam-mysterio » Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:32 pm

Is that a radial die crack by
R of (pluribus)
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ShamShield
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Re: Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

Post by ShamShield » Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:38 pm

No it's just a deep scratch
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Re: Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

Post by keilg1 » Sat Sep 03, 2022 6:31 am

Many people miss the subtle but really helpful B2 guide link on the 78S page:
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Here for your reference: http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... _Varieties

See the sections on broken 4th star, unbroken 'r' of trust - without or with doubling of LIBERTY - and march through the list depending on the other PUPs... Of the 60+ to 70 options it is fairly straight forward to ID most coins...

Happy hunting and looking forward to what you uncover.

Gary

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Re: Help Identify VAM for 1878 S

Post by ShamShield » Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:17 pm

With the forehead squiggly line I want to say VAM 8 Die 1 ?
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