1878-S VAM-1D1 Doubled D, Lines in Tail Feathers
Discovered by Michael Fey, March 2002.
This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
1D(revised) II 1 · B2a (Doubled D, Scratches in Tail Feathers) (185) I-3 R-5
Obverse II 1–
Die markers– Heavy diagonal polishing lines in LIBER and two vertical lines in front of eye. Point of fourth right star broken. (Same as VAM-106.)
Reverse B2a– Slightly doubled D in DOLLAR on left side and at bottom. Diagonal die scratches in lower part of eagle’s tail feathers, thru lower top berry in left wreath, middle of eagle’s right wing and long vertical line in lower part of eagle’s right wing next to feather ends. (Same as VAM-73.) (Formerly VAM 1)
1. The VAM-73 also shares the same reverse die with VAM-1D. However, the VAM-73 has a double eyelid and a small spike in front of Liberty's eye. The VAM-1D does not have these features.
2. Heavy diagonal polishing lines in lower part of eagle’s tail feathers and thru first top berry in left wreath.