1879-S VAM-42

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1879-S VAM-42 PAF, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1992.
Revised 2013.
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.

Comments:
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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LVA Plate Photos:

CFE 03-27-2013 1879-S R78 V42-REV.jpgTRAVISBICKLE8279SV42PLATEW.jpg

Additional Photos:

Die Chip next to TY
1879-S Rev 78 TY Chip.jpg
Pitting next to the Eagle's neck:
1879-S Rev 78 VAM-42 Pitting next to Eagle.jpg
MM position
IMG 0245.JPG

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-42 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg*

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