1878-S VAM-104 Die Gouges Lower Hair & Wing, Engraved Wing Feather
Discovered by Larry Briggs, July 2006.
104 II 1 · B2be (Die Gouges Lower Hair & Wing, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-5
Obverse II 1 – Short die gouge in hair space above 7 and two short die scratches in space above lower hair right vee. Fourth right star broken.
Reverse B2be – Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Small III S mint mark set slightly left. Long vertical die gouge in upper part of eagle’s left wing thru the bottom of 2-5 feathers from top and some fine short die scratches in eagle’s left wing. Die polish lines in fields, some heavy. R in Trust not broken.
- It is currently believed that VAM 67 and VAM 104 are the same, with all known specimens matching the specification of VAM 104. (2/2020)