1879-S VAM-34A Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100 VAM variety.
34A III2 2d · B2g (PAF, Engraved Wing Feather) (183) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 2d – Open 9. Die marker- Diagonal polishing line thru upper right of R and upper left of T in LIBERTY.
Reverse B2g – Later die state than VAM-34 with the additional polishing line in eagle’s right wing.,rusted dies
1. Open 9. Engraved Wing Feather.
2. Top of the right serif of R in TRUST is broken and all that remains is the bottom edge, additional polishing line in eagle’s right wing.
3. This obverse shared with VAM-62.
NOTE: this die appears to have a double profile(look at double nose,chin,lips). COLLECTOR INTEREST:MED TO HIGH
LVA Plate Photos:
Obverse: Single line bottom of T in LIBERTY:
VAM-34A bear claw die scratches
Date has an open 9 and the Designers Initial is NOT over polished
Polish Lines visible in T of Liberty
Very lightly doubled profile
VAM-34A Bow and mint mark position
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-34A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACS
- The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [], and Jeff Oxman, []