1878-S VAM-1I Gouges Bottom of Eagle's Left Wing
Discovered by Brian Raines, October 22, 2007.
1I II 1 B2a (Gouges Bottom of Eagle's Left Wing) (184) I-3 R-6
Obverse II 1 - Over polished nostril. Fourth right star left point slightly shallow. Die Marker - Diagonal die scratch back of nostril. Clash mark at eyelid, die gouge back of cap, die scratch between wheat leaf and cotton leaf.
Reverse B2a - Three long diagonal die gouges at bottom left of eagle's left wing. R in Trust not broken. III S mint mark set slightly left at normal height.
1- Same obverse as VAMS 72, 59, 1i, 18, then 18A .
1878 S Vam 1i is the first use of the B-2 Rev.
LVA Plate Photos:
Not in Big Book
2ND Specimen by BJV
As of 5/2017
ANACS 50 attributed
ANACS 8 discovery