1879-S VAM-25 PAF, Doubled 7, 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.
25 III2 6 · B2a (PAF, Doubled 7, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg) (184) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 6 – Closed 9 with no die flake at top outside. 7 doubled at bottom of upper crossbar.
Die marker- Die chip between T and Y in LIBERTY, die polishing line at bottom hair junction above right side of 7. Intermediate die state.
Reverse B2a – Earliest die state. (VAM-56 is now considered to be the earliest die stage of this reverse).
1. This obverse die was used on VAM-25, and VAM-52 with ubroken r and VAM-42, VAM-46 with broken r
2. VAM-4, VAM-23, VAM-25, VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, VAM-56 and VAM-66 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.
LVA Plate Photos:
The 7 in the date is doubled in the lower part of the cross bar. While the date is reported to be a Closed 9, there is a space.
there is a die chip between the T and Y in LIBERTY.
diagonal polish line through the nostril.
The Eagle is heavily pitted on the right wing from a rusted die.
The engraved feather region is heavily pitted from a rusted die.
The tail feather region of the Eagle shows heavy polishing down to the field.
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-25 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]
- The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [http://www.rcicoins.com], and Jeff Oxman, [http://www.vamlink.com]