1878-S VAM-55

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1878-S VAM-55 Sextupled Left Stars, Doubled Profile, Acid Treated Wings

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, March 1983. Revised 2006. Revised 2012.
55(revised) II 26 · B2al (Sextupled Left Stars, Doubled Profile, Acid Treated Wings) (181) I-2 R-5
Reverse B2al– Shallow feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Slightly doubled UNITED STAT and top leaf cluster of left wreath towards rim. R in Trust not broken. Raised dots and splotches in center of both wings from acid treated die, but later die state than VAM 75A and die polished again. Die markers: Tiny raised dot on right side of upper tail feathers between eagle’s legs and curved depressed area on lowermost outside feather of eagle’s right wing.

1. Note: vam 55 and 35 share the same obverse die
2. Fine vertical lines engraved in middle of eagle's left wing (Not on 1878-S VAM-75)


LVA Plate Photos:

1878 S VAM55-PLATES2-LVA2.jpg

Additional Photos:

1878 S V55-LEE-COMPS4.jpg
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Full Coin Photos

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