1878-S VAM-65 Doubled Motto, Engraved Wing Feather
Discovered by Calvin Cherry, February 2002.
This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.
65 II 8 · B2ap (Doubled Motto, Engraved Wing Feather) (185) I-3 R-5
Obverse II 8 -- PLURIB doubled with LU doubled at the top and RIB doubled at bottom. Upper wheat leaves doubled on right side. Two short spikes below eyelid. Ear slightly doubled at right outside. Point of fourth right star not broken.
Reverse B2ap– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. R in Trust not broken. Reverse also used for VAM-82
1. 2016 Revision Letter
LVA Plate Photos:
The P in PLURIBUS is notched much like the 160 VAMs of 1878 P.
The bottoms of RIP are slightly doubled.
The eye has two dash marks under the eyelid much like the VAMs 166 and 168 from Philly.
The engraved feather is shown below.
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-65 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACS