1878-S VAM-23

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1878-S VAM-23 Die Flakes Hair, Doubled Profile, Engraved Wing Feather, S/S Left

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, November 1977.
23(revised) II 43 · B2y (Doubled Profile, Engraved Wing Feather, S/S Left) ( ? ) I-3 R-4
Obverse II 43– Liberty head profile slightly doubled from front of LIBERTY band, front edge of hair, nose, lips and chin. Slight doubling on PLU-BUS UNUM towards rim, top of Phrygian cap, right wheat leaf and LIBERTY on right side. Die marker - Rough flaked surface of hair above second right star.
Reverse B2y– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. III S mint mark re-punched with short diagonal line at top middle inside of upper loop and curved line within lower loop. R in Trust partially broken. Eagle’s left wing slightly over polished in center.

1. Same reverse die as VAM-37
2. Same obverse die as VAM-34,VAM-34A

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LVA Plate Photos:

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