1878-S VAM-76

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1878-S VAM-76 Tripled Eyelid, Acid Treated Wing Feathers

Discovered by Larry Briggs, August 2002.
Revised 2012.
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam. This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
76 (revised) II 21 · B2as (Tripled Eyelid, Acid Treated Wing Feathers) (184) I-3 R-5
Obverse II 21– Eyelid slightly tripled in front of eye just below front of eyelid. Point of fourth right star broken. Die chip at mouth corner.
1878-S VAM-50 has the same obverse.
Reverse B2as– Smooth acid treated feather between eagle’s right wing and leg with some smooth acid treated bars in middle of eagle’s left wing and smooth patches between eagle's right wing and body, in eagle's right wing and to left and right of eagle's right leg. R in Trust not broken. Unusual acid treated smooth patches in wings and at eagle's leg.
1- One of Four 1878-S varieties with very crudely engraved wing feather with granular surface, raised dots, and splotches.
Called "funky feathers," the crudest and most spectacular feathers of all the Morgan dies in the attribution guide, they have smooth surfaces and rough sides or smooth sides and rough surfaces: including this VAM-76 along with VAM-49, VAM-50 and VAM-81.
1 - 78-S_V76_High-Res_Photos

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Obverse Features Tripled eyelid:
Jv 1878 s v76 eye 12-26-15.jpg
This specimen had die chips near the ear as well:
78-S VAM76 Obv ear.jpg
Broken Fourth Right Star:
78-S VAM76 Obv 4th r Star.jpg
Reverse Features
Mint Mark:
Funky Feather:
78-S VAM76 Rev Eagle Right Wing Detail spikes.jpg
78-S VAM76 Rev Eagle Right Wing Detail.jpg
78-S VAM76 Rev Eagle Breast.jpg
2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from a coin of Brian Raines

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-76 Images from Bernie Linhart Collection on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry