1879-S VAM-35 PAF, Doubled 9, Engraved Wing Feather
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1979.
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100* VAM variety.
35 III2 5 · B2g (PAF, Doubled 9, Engraved Wing Feather) (183) I-4 R-4
Obverse III2 5 – Later die state than VAM-9. Closed 9 in date doubled on left outside of lower loop.
Reverse B2g – Earliest die state without diagonal polishing line in eagle’s right wing.
1. Later reverse B2g die state with additional thin diagonal polishing line in lower part of eagle’s right wing is VAM-34. VAM-34A is an even later die state.
2. VAM-35, VAM-39 have same reverse
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Full Coin Photos
2 full coin copyrighted© VAM-35 images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of PAFs uploaded by oldcollectorcoins attributed by PAFs
- 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]