1879-S VAM-50

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1879-S VAM-50 PAF, Doubled Date, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Calvin Cherry, February 2001.
Revised 2015
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100* VAM variety.
50 (revised) III2 25 · B2i (PAF, Doubled 7 Top, Engraved Wing Feather, Acid Treated Leaves) (184) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 25 – Closed 9. 7 doubled at top as two arcs on field and on upper left of stem. Doubled URI in PLURIBUS on right side. Die markers- 7 doubled at top and R at left inside of upper loop.
Reverse B2i – Later die state than VAM-43. Acid treated leaves to strengthen them in left wreath opposite ON, U, NI with rough surfaces and raised dots. Die later lightly polished weaking acid treated leaves at ON & UN. Acid treated leaves on all die states that varies with die polishing and wear. Die marker- Diagonal polishing line in middle of eagle’s left wing. Intermediate die state.

Comments:
1. This reverse die was used on VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, and VAM-67.
2. VAM-4, VAM-23, VAM-25, VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, and VAM-56 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.
3. The 7 in the date is doubled at the top, both left and right, and the stem is doubled on the inside, lower shaft.
4. The 9 is a so-called closed type.
5. Die marker- Diagonal polishing line in middle of eagle’s left wing. Intermediate die state.

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Additional Photos:

Date showing location od doubling on 7 and so called open 9
1879 S VAM 50 Photo 1.jpg
The R in PLURIBUS is doubled on the inside left of the upper loop.
1879 S VAM 50 Photo 2.jpg
There is a series of die gouges in the eagle's left, viewer's right, wing.
1879 S VAM 50 Photo 3.jpg
The 'r' in Trust is full.
1879 S VAM 50 Photo 4.jpg
There is an engraved feather between the eagle's right leg and wing.
1879 S VAM 50 Photo 5.jpg
The mintmark is slightly tilted to the right and there are a few faint polish lines in the bow.
1879 S Rev78VAM50ttmhi3243rev.jpg
Bears Claw Courtesy of Vampicker
79s v50 bearclaw small.jpg
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Full Coin Photos

Large Full coin Photo of VAM-50 Courtesy of Teletrade AOH

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