1878-S VAM-28

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1878-S VAM-28 Die Scratch on Wing, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by David DeRuiter, November 1979.
This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
28 II1 - B2o (Die Scratch on Wing, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-3 R-4
Obverse II1 - Same die as Die 1 of VAM 8 with die scratch in front of forehead and one between lower cotton leaf ends. Some LDS specimens show faint vertical die crack in back of scratch on forehead of VAM 8.
Reverse B2o-

1. Reverse also used for VAM-16. and VAM-20.
2. Obverse also used for die 1, VAM-8.
3. Vertical scratch through lower part of eagle's right wing. R in TRUST not Broken. Die chip on E of UNITED and in middle of eagle's chest.


LVA Plate Photos:

1878 S VAM 28 Die Chip E.jpg 1878 S VAM 28 Die Chip Eagle.jpg

Additional Photos:

DJC 1879~S WngGg&Engrv.jpg

1878-S VAM28ewf.jpg
VAM-28 does not have doubled E PLURIB. (VAM-16 has a strongly doubled U)
Ja78-S V28 U.JPG
VAM-28 has horizontal die scratch between ends of lower two cotton leaves found on VAM-8 die 1.
Ja78s V28 line .JPG

NESVT 1878S 28 B 4.JPG

NESVT20090324 1878S 28.JPG
Forehead Die Scratch
DJC 1878~S Die ScrFrhed.jpg

Jv 1878 s obv date 01-02-17.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-28 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg