1879-S VAM-14

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1879-S VAM-14 S/S Middle

Discovered by Guy Messing, June 1975.
14 III2 3 ∙ C3e (S/S Middle) (184) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 3 – 9 in date doubled on left side. On some specimens 8 has a spike of metal on left side between loops. Open 9 variety.
Reverse C3e – IV S mint mark doubled at bottom of upper loop opening as thick slanted bar and in middle of lower loop opening as a curved line.
Comments:exact same obverse as vam 91 but of an earlier die
Note: you can see tripling inside upper loop of 8 left side
1- This obverse die was used on VAM-14, VAM-16, and VAM-54?.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Reverse S/S Mint Mark
Close-up of S/S mint mark