1879-S VAM-42 PAF, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1992.
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100* VAM variety.
42 (revised) III2 6 · B2h (PAF, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather, Acid Treated Feathers) (184) I-4 R-4
Obverse III2 6 – On late die state die flake appears at top left outside of 9. Later die state then VAM-25.
Reverse B2h – Partial broken r in Trust. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg.
Die marker - Several raised dots in horizontal line between eagle’s neck and left wing. Light acid treatment on two wreath leaves above ON in ONE.
1. This obverse die was used on VAM-25, VAM-42, VAM-46, and VAM-52.
2. VAM-9, VAM-35, VAM-39, VAM-42 all have a partially broken serif in the R of TRUST. The top portion is missing, but almost all of the shape is visible.
3. The 2013 Revision included the acid treated on some specimens
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-42 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS *
- 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]