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.
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