1878-S VAM-42A

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1878-S VAM-42A Doubled L-R-BU, Engraved Wing Feather, Clashed st

Discovered April 20, 2010 by Jason Henrichsen
Revised 2016
42A (revised) II2 20 • B2ac (Doubled L-R-BU, Engraved Wing Feather, Clashed n & st) (184) I-2 R-5
Obverse II2 20 - Clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck and partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Later die state has fine vertical polishing lines in field at neck and back of cap ribbon that erases clashed n.
Reverse B2ac - Fine vertical polishing lines at top and right fields and later on left field to erase die clash marks.


  1. The VAM-42A is the first letter clashed 78-S, with a strong partial incuse from "st" of "trust" showing in the hair vee.
  2. There is a group of small gouges between and around the DO in DOLLAR seen on some specimens.


  1. Gouges at DO

LVA Plate Photos

VAMfinder 1878-S VAM-42A Discovery LVA-Plate.JPG

Additional Photos

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin VAM 42A photo and attribution by tbconcrete