1878-S VAM-47

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1878-S VAM-47 Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Pete Bishal, January 1981.
47(revised) II 1 · B2ae (Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-3
Obverse II 1 –
78 S V47 Die 1 - Tiny die chip below Phrygian cap fold. Same die as VAM-8 Die 2. Fourth right star broken.
78 S V47 Die 2 - Polishing scratch in top of ER in LIBERTY and polished loops of first 8. Fourth right star broken.
78 S V47 Die 3 - Long horizontal die scratch between hair locks in back of neck. Fourth right star broken. Same die as VAM-69.
Reverse B2ae– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. R in Trust broken. Slightly doubled bottom inside of ITED STATES F and tops of In God We. Later die states show polishing lines in fields.
Die marker: Tiny die dig at end of third tail feather from right.

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LVA Plate Photos:

1878 S VAM 47 Dbld Legend.jpg 1878 S VAM 47 Eng Feather1.jpg
1878 S VAM 47 Tick Below TF.jpg

Additional Photos:

Mint Mark for both Dies 1 and 2
NESVT20121009 1878S 47 02.JPG

ARS 1878-S-17.jpg

Gdlc 1878-S LIBERTY Die 2.jpg

Gdlc 1878-S close up of ERTY Die 2.jpg
Die Scratch on third outer feather - present on all examples.
Gdlc 1878-S bottom left wing Die 2.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-47 Die #1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg