1879-S VAM-60 Quadrupled Stars & Date, Doubled Lower Reverse
Discovered by Bill Sampson, February 2005.
60 III2 30 · C3s (Quadrupled Stars & Date, Doubled Lower Reverse) (182) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 30 – Very slightly quadrupled left and right stars towards rim and bottom of 187 plus upper crossbar of 1 & 7.
Die marker– Small raised dot on lower jaw edge and beauty mark die chip on upper lip.overpolished des initial
Reverse C3s – Hub doubling of lower reverse same as 1878 P C3c reverse with doubling of outside edges of some leaves in lower right wreath and left wreath. Polished die with shallow second A in AMERICA so that doubling on tops of serif no longer visible. Slightly doubled tops of In God We Trust. Medium IV S mint mark centered and upright.
Die marker– Single diagonal die polishing line at top of wreath bow opening.
1. Some specimens come with a rotated reverse of 5 degrees CW.
2 Same die pair as VAM 61 and VAM 1C.