1878-S VAM-44

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1878-S VAM-44 Engraved Wing Feather, Doubled LIBERTY Left

Discovered by Martin Field, August 1980.
44(revised) II 11 · B2j (Engraved Wing Feather, Doubled LIBERTY Left) (184) I-2 R-4
Obverse II11- LIBERTY doubled left. P in PLURIBUS has bulge at top right outside. L & R slightly doubled on left side and bottom of B crossbar is thin. Star 4 right broken.
Reverse B2j - Smooth feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Engraving lines are present between eagle’s right wing and body. R in Trust is broken.


  1. VAM-14 Obverse paired with VAM 6 Reverse.
  2. The engraved feather looks very similar to the B2aj reverse of VAM 52 and VAM 79, but contains much more engraving higher up where the wing meets the breast.


  1. Kenny's Coin [[1]]

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