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.

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.


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
2nd Specimen all from the same coin by Mhomei

Full Coin Photos

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