1879-S VAM-17 Doubled Date and S/S
Discovered by Leonard Hinckley, February 1974.
17 III2 9 ∙ C3f (Doubled Date) (185) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 9 – Entire date slightly doubled on surface. 1 doubled at top right, 8 doubled at bottom right. 7 doubled on bottom of upper serif and right side of shaft plus very bottom. 9 is doubled at left outside of both loops.
Reverse C3f – Filled IV S mint mark with top serif doubled on lower right side and slightly at very bottom.
Comments: This obverse die was used on VAM-17, VAM-18, and VAM-18A.
This reverse die was used on VAM-15, VAM-17, and VAM-54.
LVA Plate Photos
1 in the date doubled at top right.