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1879-S VAM Stats

Characteristics of the Rev. of 1878-S

(Slanted Arrow Feather)

Characteristics of the Rev. of 1879-S

(Parallel Arrow Feather)

   
1. Rounded Breast 1. Flat Breast
2. Parallel Arrow Feather 2. Slanted Arrow Feather
3. Small mintmark 3. Large mintmark
Mintage: 9,110,000
Die Pairs: 192
Die Study completed: Yes

1879-S Reverse of 1878 (Parallel Arrow Feather, Flat Breast)

Attribution Guides for The 1879-S (Parallel Arrow Feather) Morgan Dollar

Official VAM Listing

  1879-S VAM-4 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg  
  1879-S VAM-6 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, TIUST, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-9 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 9, Engraved Wing Feather from 1878 S  
  1879-S VAM-23 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg  
  1879-S VAM-25 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 7, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg  
  1879-S VAM-34 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-34A Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather, polished down reverse  
  1879-S VAM-34B Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather with polished initial  
  1879-S VAM-35 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 9, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-39 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-42 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-43 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled Date, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-46 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, TIUST, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-50 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 7 Top, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-51 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Tripled Stars, Doubled 9 & Motto, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-52 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather,Doubled 7, Engraved Wing Feather  
  1879-S VAM-56 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Tripled Stars, Die Rust Spots on Wing Next to Leg  
  1879-S VAM-66 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 187, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg
  1879-S VAM-67 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 18-9 & Tripled/Quadrupled Stars
  1879-S VAM-77 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather from 1878 S, 9 Upper Tailfeathers  
  1879-S VAM-77A Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather from 1878 S, 8 Upper Tailfeathers
  1879-S VAM-96 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Polishing lines in RTY, Engraved Wing Feather Tentative Listing 2016

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1879-S VAM-5 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Broken R (Doesn't Exist) Probably became VAM-39 after engraved wing feather was described
 1879-S VAM-7 S/S Up (Doesn’t Exist) Probably became VAM 43
 1879-S VAM-7A S/S Up (Doesn’t Exist) Probably became VAM 39
 1879-S VAM-8 Doubled 9 (Doesn’t Exist)
 1879-S VAM-10 (Doesn’t Exist) Probably became VAM-42
 1879-S VAM-24 Rev.'78, Parallel Arrow Feather, Doubled 9 (Doesn't exist) - became VAM-43, VAM-50, or VAM-51 engraved wing feather was described.)

1879-S Reverse of 1879 (Slanted Arrow Feather, Round Breast)

Attribution Guides for The 1879-S (Slanted Arrow Feather) Morgan Dollar

Official VAM Listing

  1879-S VAM-1 Normal Die, Closed 9
  1879-S VAM-1A Polished 8  
  1879-S VAM-1C Pitted Face  
  1879-S VAM-1D Clashed st  
  1879-S VAM-1E Acid treated Obverse Die   *Revised 2018*
  1879-S VAM-1F Polished 8, Cootie Impression on Jaw  
  1879-S VAM-1F1 Polished 8, Cootie Impression on Jaw  
  1879-S VAM-1F2 Cootie Impression on Jaw, Clashed Obverse st  
  1879-S VAM-1H Polishing Line Reverse
  1879-S VAM-1I Die Gouge Eagle's Right Wing
  1879-S VAM-1J CLashed Obverse n & ust, Reverse M *New 2018*
  1879-S VAM-2 Open 9
  1879-S VAM-3 Doubled 9  
  1879-S VAM-11 Bold Polishing Lines Hair, S/S Left
  1879-S VAM-12 S/S Left  
  1879-S VAM-12A S/S Left, Die File Line Tail Feathers  
  1879-S VAM-13 S/S Right
  1879-S VAM-14 S/S Middle
  1879-S VAM-15 Double 18 and S/S  
  1879-S VAM-16 Double 9
  1879-S VAM-16A Double 9, Gouge in Bow  
  1879-S VAM-17 Doubled Date and S/S
  1879-S VAM-18 Doubled Date, S Tilted Left, Polishing Lines Liberty Head
  1879-S VAM-18A Doubled Date, S Tilted Left, Obverse Polishing Lines
  1879-S VAM-19 S/S Tilted Left  
  1879-S VAM-20 Doubled 18
  1879-S VAM-21 Doubled Date, S/S High
  1879-S VAM-22 Doubled Date  
  1879-S VAM-26 Doubled 879, Thread-Like Impression Eye  
  1879-S VAM-27 Doubled Date  
  1879-S VAM-28 Doubled 1-9  
  1879-S VAM-29 Doubled 879 and Right Obverse, Gouge Hair, High S, Engraved Leaves, Die Chips Wing Tips  
  1879-S VAM-30 S/S Far Left
  1879-S VAM-31 Doubled 879, S Set Left
  1879-S VAM-32 Doubled 9
  1879-S VAM-33 Doubled 18-9 & Right Reverse, S Set Right, Acid Treated Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-33A Doubled 18-9 & Right Reverse, S Set Right, Over Polished Lower Reverse
  1879-S VAM-36 Polished 8, Cootie Impression on Jaw, S/S Tilted Left and Set Left  
  1879-S VAM-37 S/S Line  
  1879-S VAM-38 Doubled 879
  1879-S VAM-40 Doubled 18-9
  1879-S VAM-41 Doubled Stars and Date
  1879-S VAM-44 Possible 7 in Denticles, Doubled 87, Sextupled Stars
  1879-S VAM-45 S/S Top Loop, Acid Treated Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-45A S/S Top Loop, Over Polished Dies, Acid Treated Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-45B S/S Top Loop, Over Polished Dies, Acid Treated Wreath Leaves, Die Break 7
  1879-S VAM-47 Doubled Date, Sextupled Stars, Doubled Right Reverse
  1879-S VAM-48 Doubled Date, Tripled Stars & Motto
  1879-S VAM-48A Doubled Date, Tripled Stars & Motto, Beauty Mark Die Chip  
  1879-S VAM-49 Doubled Date, S/S Far Right
  1879-S VAM-53 Doubled 87, S/S Right
  1879-S VAM-54 Doubled 9, S/S Right  
  1879-S VAM-55 Doubled 87
  1879-S VAM-57 Open 9, Over Polished Wreath Bow  
  1879-S VAM-58 Doubled Top Reverse  
  1879-S VAM-59 Doubled 879, S/S Lower Loop Tilted Left
  1879-S VAM-60 Quadrupled Stars & Date, Doubled Lower Reverse
  1879-S VAM-61 Doubled 8, Sextupled Stars, Tripled Left Wreath  
  1879-S VAM-62 Doubled Profile, Engraved & Acid Treated Reverse, Over Polished Lower Reverse  
  1879-S VAM-62A Doubled Profile, Engraved & Acid Treated Reverse, Over Polished Lower Reverse
  1879-S VAM-63 Doubled Lower Hair
  1879-S VAM-64 Doubled Date, Scribbling on Face, Doubled Eye
  1879-S VAM-65 Open 9, Gouge in Bow  
  1879-S VAM-68 Doubled 7, S/S Middle  
  1879-S VAM-69 Doubled Date & Stars, S Tilted Left  
  1879-S VAM-70 Open 9, Overpolished Eagle's Head  
  1879-S VAM-72 Doubled date and Right Reverse  
  1879-S VAM-73 Doubled 18, S Tilted Left, Die Chips Below 18  
  1879-S VAM-74 Engraved Tail Feather, Over Polished Reverse
  1879-S VAM-75 Doubled Profile, Bulging Stars, Gouge in Bow, Over Polished Reverse.
  1879-S VAM-76 Doubled/Quadrupled 187 & Stars
  1879-S VAM-76A Doubled/Quadrupled 187 & Stars, Die Break below 9
  1879-S VAM-78 Doubled 7 & URI, Acid Treated Left Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-79 Cootie Impression on Jaw, S Tilted Left  
  1879-S VAM-80 Doubled Date, Tripled Stars, Acid Treated Lower Hair & Wreath  
  1879-S VAM-81 Gouge M, Engraved Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-82 S Set High & Left, Engraved Wreath Leaves  
  1879-S VAM-83 Open 9, Engraved Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-84 Doubled 7, Engraved Wreath Leaves
 1879-S VAM-85 Doubled 879 & Tops of Cotton Bolls & Leaves, Chin & Jaw  
  1879-S VAM-86 Doubled 187, Engraved Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-87 Doubled R, Engraved Wreath Leaves, S/S Line Far Rt
  1879-S VAM-88 Engraved wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-89 Engraved Wreath Leaves  
  1879-S VAM-90 Doubled 9, Engraved Wreath Leaves  
  1879-S VAM-91 Doubled 879
 1879-S VAM-92 Doubled 8-9 & Cap Top, Acid Treated Leaves, Over Polished Reverse  
 1879-S VAM-93 Doubled 8-9 & Obverse Motto,Acid Treated Left Wreath Leaves  
  1879-S VAM-94 Doubled 9, Acid Treated Left and Right Wheat Leaves *Revised 2018*
  1879-S VAM-95 Acid Treated Lower Hair, Engraved Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-97 Doubled 8-9
  1879-S VAM-98 Doubled 1, Engraved Wreath leaves
  1879-S VAM-98A Doubled 1, Engraved Wreath Leaves, Die chip/Break Lower Hair Curl
  1879-S VAM-99 Doubled 9 & Cap Top, High S, Engraved Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-100 Doubled Date, High S, Engraved Wreath Leaves
  1879-S VAM-101 Doubled 79, High S, Engraved Wreath Leaves, Die Chips Wing Tips
  1879-S VAM-102 Doubled 79 & Cap Top, High S, Engraved Wreath Leaves, Die Chip Wing Tip
  1879-S VAM-103 Double Date, Cap Top, Right Wreath, Engraved Leaves
  1879-S VAM-104 Doubled 187, Acid Treated Leaves *New 2018*
  1879-S VAM-105 Doubled 18-9, Cap Top *New 2018*
  1879-S VAM-106 Doubled Date, Hair Ribbon Gouge,Acid Treated Leaves *New 2018*
  1879-S VAM-107 Doubled Date, Hair Ribbon Gouge,Engraved Wreath Leaves *New 2018*
  1879-S VAM-107A Doubled Date, Hair Ribbon Gouge,Engraved Wreath Leaves,Polished Obverse

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1879-S VAM-1B Hair Ribbon 
 1879-S VAM-1B1 Hair Ribbon, revised into VAMs 106.107 & 107A  
 1879-S VAM-1B2 Hair Ribbon, now VAM 107A  
 1879-S VAM-1G Over Polished Eagle's Head (Eliminated, same as VAM-70)
 1879-S VAM-3A Doubled 9, S Tilted Left, Die Chips Below 18 (Eliminated, became VAM-73)
 1879-S VAM-11A S/S Left, Die File Line Tail Feathers (Eliminated, became VAM-12A)
 1879-S VAM-16B Doubled 9, Polished Reverse   (Eliminated, became VAM-92)
 1879-S VAM-29A Doubled 879 & Right Obv, Gouge Hair, High S, Engraved Leaves, Die Chips Wing Tips
 1879-S VAM-71 S Set Right, Acid treated Wreath Leaves (Eliminated, became VAM-33)
 1879-S VAM-71A S Set Right, Over Polished Lower Reverse (Eliminated, became VAM-33A)

Legend:

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  VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
  This VAM is recognized by PCGS.
  This VAM is recognized by NGC.
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