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.
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.
LVA Plate Photos:
The r in trust is not broken.
The fourth right star is broken (hub defect).
There is an engraved feather and engraved lined along the body.
LIBERTY is doubled with a discernable shift.
The lips and chin are noticeably doubled.
There are die scratches on the wing that solidify the attribution.
The reverse legend exhibits strong doubling.
There are die chips in the hair above the second right star.
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-34 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry