Discovered by Oscar Simpson, November 1978.
Revised 2012, 2017
29 (revised) III2 15 ∙ C3y (Doubled 879 and Right Obverse, Gouge Hair, High S, Engraved Leaves, Die Chips Wing Tips) (185) I-5 R-6
Obverse III2 15 – Doubled 879 with 8 at right outside of both loops and left of lower loop, 7 at top and 9 at left outside of both loops. Strong doubling towards rim on Phrygian cap top and right side, wheat grains and leaves, RIBUS UNUM and 3 to 6 right stars. Long diagonal die gouge in hair above eye with vertical engraved lines in attempt to erase it
Reverse C3y – Medium S mint mark set high with slight tilt to left. Engraving to strengthen on some outside and middle leaves in left wreath opposite ON, U, _IT. Fairly large die chips at tips of both wings
1- Leroy's comment:
79S MS-VAM-29. Has dbld cap top, wheat grains & leaves, motto, hair below cotton bolls and bottom inside of ear. Long diagonal die gouge in hair above eye with vertical engraved lines. S m/m set high and tilted left. Engraved left wreath leaves of VAM-29 picture in 2012 VAM Supplement. Also has die chips both wing tips of 29A. Fairly EDS with semi-PL fields. Incorporated VAM-29A into 29 since occurs with this obv from beginning.
2- Reverse Die also used for VAM-99 and VAM-100.
3- Fairly large die chips at tips of both wings.