1878-S VAM-34

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1878-S VAM-34 Doubled Profile & Reverse Legend, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by David DeRuiter, November 1979.
34(revised) II 43 · B2v (Doubled Profile & Reverse Legend, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-4
Obverse II 43–
Reverse B2v– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. UNITED STATES OF and left wreath outer leaves slightly doubled towards rim. R in Trust not broken.

Comments:
1. Additionally, on at least prooflikes, there are dense fine polish lines in the dies, particularly in the reverse.
2. Same obverse die as VAM-23
3. 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.
4. Rough flaked surface of hair above second right star.

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:

1878-S VAM-34 Dbld Legend.jpg1878-S VAM-34 Eng Wing Feather.jpg

Additional Photos:

The date:
1878-S-34-jbc-date.jpg
The r in trust is not broken.
1878-S-34-jbc-r.jpg
The fourth right star is broken (hub defect).
1878-S-34-jbc-rtstar4.jpg
There is an engraved feather and engraved lined along the body.
1878-S-34-jbc-engf.jpg
LIBERTY is doubled with a discernable shift.
1878-S-34-jbc-LIBERTY.jpg
The lips and chin are noticeably doubled.
1878-S-34-jbc-chin.jpg
There are die scratches on the wing that solidify the attribution.
1878-S-34-jbc-wing.jpg
The reverse legend exhibits strong doubling.
1878-S-34-jbc-AT.jpg
There are die chips in the hair above the second right star.
1878-S-34-jbc-hair.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-34 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry
1878-S RonH thru TBConcrete VAM-34 OBV 01112015.jpg

1878-S RonH thru TBConcrete VAM-34 REV 01112015.jpg
NGC MS64DMPL
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