1879-S VAM-16 Doubled 9
Discovered by Ted Eiben, June 1972.
16 III2 3 ∙ C3a (Doubled 9) (182) 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 C3a – Normal die of C3 type with medium IV S mint mark centered and upright.
This obverse die was used on VAM-3, VAM-14, VAM-16, VAM-16A, VAM-16B and VAM-54.