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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


LVA Plate Photos Die #2

Additional Photos:

Polishing Lines, Liberty,Cotton Bolls!!!
Relocated Photo's from V52 Page

Full Coin Photos

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