1878-S VAM-48 Engraved Wing Feather, Acid Treated Eagle, S Tilted Right
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, April 1981.Revised 2012.
48(revised) II 1 · B2af (Engraved Wing Feather, Acid Treated Eagle, S Tilted Right) (184) I-4 R-4
Obverse II 1– Slight doubling of B in PLURIBUS at bottom, edge of forehead, front of hair and top of Phrygian cap. Shallow over polished ear.
Fourth right star broken.
Reverse B2af– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. R in Trust partially broken with triangle on arm. III S mint mark set slightly high with slight tilt to right. Diagonal die scratch right of wreath bow. Acid treated areas at eagle's left and right wing-body junction, middle of eagle's right wing, upper and lower tail feathers and upper arrow feather. (Also VAMs 84 & 91.)
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