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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.
Comments:
1. Same obverse as VAMS 72, 59, 1i, 18, then 18A .
2. 1878 S Vam 1i is the first use of the B-2 Rev.

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As of 5/2017
ANACS 50 attributed
PCGS 40
SEG 15
PCGS 10
ANACS 10
ANACS 8 discovery
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