1878-S VAM-35

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1878-S VAM-35 Sextupled Left Stars, Doubled Profile, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by David DeRuiter, November 1979. Revised 2002, 2006.
35(revised) II 26 · B2w (Sextupled Left Stars, Doubled Profile, Engraved Wing Feather) (181) I-3 R-3
Obverse II 26– LIBERTY slightly doubled on left side. Doubled LIBERTY band edge, hair above forehead, forehead, nose, lips and chin. All left stars very slightly tripled to sextupled towards rim with 4-7 most prominent. Right stars faintly doubled towards rim. PLURIBUS UNUM doubled to sextupled at top of letters towards rim. Top of Phrygian cap and right wheat leaf doubled.
Reverse B2w-

Comments:
1. Note: Vam 35 and 55 share the same obverse die
2. The Reverse Die B2w was used for VAMs 35, 93, 19 (A,B) and 74 (A) I believe in that progression ~tbconcrete
3. Triangular die chip at back of jaw-neck junction adjacent hair curl.
4. Feather engraved between eagle's right wing and leg. R in TRUST is broken.
5. Later die states show die polishing. Fourth right star broken.

Threads:
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LVA Plate Photos:

1878-S VAM-35 Eng Wing Feather.jpg

Additional Photos:

Broken 4th Star on Right
RKA 1878 S Broken 4th Rt star.jpg
Broken R in Trust
RKA 1878 S Broken R trust.jpg
Sextupled Star

ARS_1878_S_left_star.jpg

Phrygian Cap Markers

ARS_1878_S_Scratches_Cap-Top-1.jpg

Die Chip at jaw-neck juncture
RKA 1878 S Extra Hair.jpg
Doubled Liberty
RKA 1878 S Doubled Liberty.jpg
Mint Mark
RKA 1878 S MM.jpg
Some may contain these features above arrow feathers.
RKA 1878 S Arrow feather choppeD Berry.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-35 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg

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