1878-P VAM-85 Doubled LIBERTY, Wheat Leaves & Grains, " 7 " Rev., Thread-Like Impression Wing
Discovered by Kenneth Robb Oct 2010
VAM Discovery of the Year 2010
85 II/1 6 B1f (Doubled LIBERTY, Wheat Leaves & Grains, " 7 " Rev., Thread-Like Impression Wing) (?) I-5 R-6
Obverse II/I 6 - Earlier die state than VAM-80.
Reverse B1f - Short Vertical thread-like impression at tip of eagle's right wing and short horizontal one at top right of upper tail feathers. Die slightly over polished with left three leaves disconnected from olive branch and small blank spot in middle of eagle's left wing. Die Marker - Several raised die chips at left side of upper tail feathers. "7" on right leg of A in STATES. Die likely had very short life because early die polished proof-like state has peripheral die cracks all around die.
1. First B1 Reverse discovery since 1965!
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-85 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Leroy Van Allen
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-85 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy ® ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACS
Discovery Piece NGC MS64DMPL
Discovery Coin crossed over to PCGS MS64DM 03/2017