1879-S VAM-16B Doubled 9, Polished Reverse
Discovered by Brian Raines, May 21, 2009
16B III2 3 - C3a (Doubled 9, Polished Reverse) (177) I-2 R-5
Reverse C3a - Polished die with fine vertical lines and field showing thru lower tail feathers. Very slightly doubled bottom inside of AMERI. Overpolished reverse. Arrowheads, olives leaves, outer wreath leaves, and middle tailfeather severely polished down.
This obverse die was used on VAM-3, VAM-14, VAM-16, VAM-16A, VAM-16B and VAM-54
This reverse die was used on VAM-16A, VAM-16B, VAM-65 and VAM-75
LVA plate photo below.
2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from a coin of Brian Raines