1879-S VAM-94 Doubled 9, Acid Treated Left and Right Wheat Leaves
Discovery, December 26, 2015 by Brian Raines. Revised 11/2018
94 III 2 3 - C3ak (Doubled 9, Acid Treated Left and Right Wheat Leaves) (183) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 3 - Slightly doubled left outside of 9 upper loop and tiny amount on lower loop. Over polished lower hair edge and back of hair below cap. (Same die as VAM-1E but re-basined removing acid treated areas at lower hair edge. Stars and 9 fuller struck showing die doubling on 9.)
Reverse C3ak - Acid treated leaves to strengthen them in left and right wreaths opposite ON, U, NI, of UNITED and at right L and R of DOLLAR plus left wreath stem at wreath bow with rough surfaces, raised dots and lines. Shallow peripheral lettering.
1. Thread and letter from LVA