1878-S VAM-46A Engraved Wing Feather, Extra Wreath Berry Die Break
Discovered by Calvin Cherry, July 2002.
46A II 1 · B2i (Engraved Wing Feather, Extra Wreath Berry Die Break) (184) I-3 R-6
Obverse II 1 – Thin worm-like die scratch behind eye and two tiny die chips in hair bun.
Reverse B2i – Die break on left side of second berry cluster from top of left wreath to form extra looking berry or leaf.
- vampicker, Jun 4, 2012: I'd say the distinction is a clear break and not just a crack. As has been pointed out, there's a fairly impressive progression on this marriage. I'd say that second large set of images on the VAM 46A page is about the least amount of breaking in the wreath that I'd still call a VAM-46A.
- The second large set of pictures is what John Roberts calls the start of the 46A. You can see a break in the leaves.
- LRosenbaum Break Progression
LVA Plate Photos
Full Coin Photos
2 Sets of Full Coin VAM 46A © Heritage Auctions, used with permission. Attributed by ANACS