1878-S VAM-48

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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.)

1. VAM's 48, VAM-84, VAM-91, 91A, all share the same reverse die


LVA Plate Photos:

1878-S VAM-48 Eng Wing Feather.jpg 1878 S VAM 48 Scratch Bow.jpg
1878 S VAM 48 Eng Wing Feather1.jpg 1878-S VAM-48 Dbld B.jpg

Additional Photos:

NESVT20120517 1878S 48 04.JPG NESVT20120517 1878S 48 02.JPG
NESVT20120517 1878S 48 05.JPG NESVT20120517 1878S 48 08.JPG
NESVT20120517 1878S 48 09.JPG NESVT20120517 1878S 48 01.JPG

Full Coin Photos

2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-48 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg