1878-S VAM-1C

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1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die used in 1879

Discovered by Calvin Cherry, February 2002.( re-instated October 2,2015 Brian Raines)
This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
Reinstatement text 2015
1C (re-instated) II1 * B2a (Die Chip R, Lightly Engraved Wing Feather, Rev Die Used in 1879) (184) I-4 R-5
Obverse ll 1 - Very slightly doubled left 8 at bottom outside, lower hair edge above date and 1-4 right stars, right wheat leaf on right side, top of Phrygian cap and L-R in PLURIBUS on right side. Slightly doubled E-P at top right and B at bottom. Fourth right star broken. Light polishing lines in fields. Die markers - Polished area in front of eye with vertical die scratch from eyelid and small horizontal die scratch below hair curl above eye rear.
Reverse B2a - Lightly engraved shallow feathers between eagle's right wing and leg. Slightly doubled D in DOLLAR at bottom. Die chip on upper right loop of R in AMERICA. R in Trust not broken. (same die as VAM 95). Die used later on 1879-S VAM-4,1879-S VAM-23 and 1879-S VAM-25.

Comments:
1. Same die chip on upper right of top loop of R in AMERICA same as 1878-S VAM-95.
2. Die later used on 1879-S VAM-4 , 1879-S VAM-23 and 1879-S VAM-25. (56, 66?).Copied from Leroy Van Allen letter dated October 2, 2015.


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LVA Plate Photos:

1878-P VAM-1C PLATE PHOTOS 23 NOV 2010 - Copy (3)-tile-vert.jpg

Additional Photos:

1st Specimen all from the same coin by TD5173
1878-S-V1C-9-COMP-1.jpg
2nd Specimen all from the same coin by Mhomei
1878-S-TIM-WTF-COMP10.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large full coin photo of Mhomei Specimen, these are very large (2mb) so download and blow up if you like

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