1881-S VAM-20 S/S Up Raised Minute Metal Dots all over Eagle
Discovered by Oscar Simpson, January 1977.
20 III2 4- C3j (S/S Up) (185) I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 4- Die chip between the loops on the right of the first 8 with a short die chip at top left inside of upper loop, surface doubling on bottom outside of lower loop and tripled on top left inside of lower loop. First 1 doubled slighgtly below upper crossbar. Second 1 doubled slightly on left side of shaft.
Reverse C3j - Mint mark re-punched with curved line at bottom inside of lower loop. Partially filled loops of mint mark. Small dots of metal all over eagle.
LVA Plate Photos:
Below, the Left Wing with Raised Metal Spots. Under a Dino Light looks like POX. Check the area of the lower Breast and Tailfeathers
above arrows with a light and loupe. Using the loupe method this area is the best.
Below, the tip of the Left Wing.
Below, the Right Wing.
Below, Mint Mark and Bow Area.
Full Coin Photos
NGC MS 66 #1530752-001 3-31-2010