1879-S VAM-67 Doubled 18-9 & Tripled/Quadrupled Stars
Discovered by John Roberts January 2009 on a coin from C. Logan McKechnie
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100* VAM variety.
67 III2 36 ∙ B2i (PAF Reverse, Doubled 18-9, Tripled Stars) (184) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 36 – Slightly doubled bottom of 18 and left outside of 9 upper loop. Most left and right stars tripled to quadrupled with tops of PLURIBUS slightly doubled and tripled towards rim. Die markers - Short horizontal die scratch spike in field at jaw-neck junction, broken scratch at hair vee above 7, long vertical polishing line at left end of cap ribbon and diagonal polishing line at top left of Y in LIBERTY.
Reverse B2i – R in trust not broken. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Die marker- Diagonal polishing line in middle of eagle’s left wing. Die state between VAMs 52 & 43.
Comments: This reverse die was used on VAM-52, VAM-67, VAM-43, VAM-50, and VAM-51.
LVA Plate Photos
Courtesy of Vampicker
No trading history
1 known, discovery coin, ANACS VF 30
- The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [http://www.rcicoins.com], and Jeff Oxman, [http://www.vamlink.com]