1879-S VAM-18 Doubled Date, S Tilted Left, Polishing Lines Liberty Head
Discovered by Leonard Hinckley, February 1974.
Revised 2017 by LD Lane aka ChiefRet.
18 (revised) III2 9 ∙ C3b (Doubled Date, S Tilted Left, Polishing Lines Liberty Head) (183) I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 9 – Doubled date with 1 at top left as two notches, 8 at left inside and bottom right outside, 7 below upper crossbar, and 9 at left outside of both loops. Beveled field polishing at neck-jaw junction, lips, ribbon right end and cap fold junction. Extensive die polishing lines on Liberty head. Die marker - Heavy die polishing lines at upper hair curl.
Reverse C3b – Centered IV S mint mark tilted to left.
Die marker - Die polishing lines at wing-neck gap.