1879-S VAM-23

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1879-S VAM-23 PAF, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg

Discovered by Jim Baxter, July 1978.
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100 VAM variety.
23 III2 4 · B2a (PAF, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg) (184) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 4 – Open 9 in date doubled on left inside and left outside of both loops. Die markers- Thin long nearly horizontal polishing line left from junction of lower two cotton leaves, double polishing lines in cap fold.
Reverse B2a – Latest die state has been further polished down.

Comments:
1. VAM-4, VAM-23, VAM-25, VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, and VAM-56 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.

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Additional Photos:

An indicated below, there is a thin long nearly horizontal polishing line from the junction of the lower two cotton leaves.
1879 S VAM 23 Photo 1.jpg
As illustrated, there is a double polishing line in the cap fold.
1879 S VAM 23 Photo 2.jpg
In the date there is an open 9 which is doubled on the inside and outside of both loops. The 7 is doubled on the bottom of the crossbar.
1879 S VAM 23 Photo 3.jpg
There is a full 'r' in trust on the reverse.
1879 S VAM 23 Photo 4.jpg
There is pitting in the engraved feather area.
1879 S VAM 23 Photo 5.jpg
The mintmark is not tilted and the tail feathers are overpolished.
1879 S VAM 23 Photo 6.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Photo's of VAM-23 Courtesy of Heritage and Attributed by NGC

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