1879-S VAM-76A Doubled/Quadrupled 187 & Stars, Die Break below 9
Discovered by Brian Raines, May 2010
76A III2 40 - C3a (Doubled/Quadrupled 187 & Stars, Die break below 9) (179) I-2 R-6
Obverse III2 40 -Vertical die crack from rim thru 9 up to hair with small displaced field break below 9. Some strong die polish lines in hair and in bear claw area. very similar to obv of vam 66.
Fine die polishing lines in front of lips, nose, & under hair V. Dot below nostril. Entire reverse uniformly shallow due to polishing. Polished down to reduce relief. Not as severe as in vam 57, 62, 65, 68. 71, 74, 75