1878-S VAM-51

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1878-S VAM-51 Engraved Wing Feather, Over Polished Ear, Weak STAT

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1981.
Revised 2018
51(revised) II 1 · B2ai (Engraved Wing Feather, Over Polished Ear, Weak STAT) (184) I-3 R-4
Obverse II 1– Die1 - Over polished ear and faint spike below eyelid front. Fourth right star broken.
Die 2 - Die marker - Long diagonal polishing line right of lower hair curl. Die chips upper neck. Raised metal in both 8's loops from die polishing. Similar to VAM-39. Fourth right star broken. Reverse die earliest die state without over polished wings.

Reverse B2ai– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. R in Trust not broken. Slight notch at top of top serif of small S mint mark. Center of eagle’s right and left wings over polished and STAT is very shallow for Die 1 obverse. Slightly doubled tops of ONE DOL towards coin center.
Die marker - Two horizontal polishing lines in upper tail feathers. (Also used for VAM-101).


1. Revision listing

LVA Plate Photos Die #1

1878 S VAM 51 Eng Wing Feather1.jpg

LVA Plate Photos Die #2

Additional Photos:

1878 S VAM 51 Dbld ONE.jpg
1878 S VAM 51 Die Chips E.jpg
Polishing Lines, Liberty,Cotton Bolls!!!
Jv 1878 s obv v51 pm 05-18-17.jpg
1878 S VAM 51 Normal Jaw.jpg
Relocated Photo's from V52 Page
1878-S VAM 82 Photo 2.jpg
1878-S VAM 82 Photo 3.jpg

Full Coin Photos

2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-51 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg