1878-S VAM-10 Doubled Motto
may have been discovered by Charles Wallace 1966, revised 2016 by 78-SLongnock
10 II 8 - B2bk (Engraved Wing Feather, S Set Left, Doubled Motto & Ear,Spike Eye) I-5 R-6
Obverse II 8 - PLURIB doubled with LU doubled at the top and RIB doubled at bottom. UN doubled at bottom and right U in UNUM doubled at top left. Upper wheat leaves doubled on right side. Two short spikes below eyelid. Ear slightly doubled at right outside. Point of fourth right star not broken. Two curved lines at lower inside of ear. (Also VAMs 65, 100, 109)
Reverse B2bk - Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Small III S mint mark set left and slightly high. R in Trust slightly weak. Die marker - Diagonal Polishing lines in opposite directions inside wreath bow.
Per Leroy Van Allen 1878 S VAM-10 "Has II 8 obv with weak spikes at eye front top & 2 chips at bottom with polished eye front of VAM-10. Reverse has type III S M/M set left. Trust has slightly weak upper arm of r with depressed tiny hole. However, has unlisted eng wing feather that doesn't match any listed, So revisted VAM 10 description to include eng wing feather and reinstated VAM-10." Same OB as VAM-65, 100 & 109)
1. Obverse also paired with VAM-65, VAM-100, & VAM-109. (Order of production: 109, 100, 65, & 10)
2. VAM-87 was Eliminated as part of the 2016 revision