1881-S VAM-54B Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim
Discovery 1999 as VAM-54. Reassigned 2009
This coin is a Hit List 40 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.
54B III2 30 • C3y (Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim) (185) I-4 R-7
Reverse C3y– Late die state with long die crack in middle of die from denticles up through D of DOLLAR, left side of wreath bow, tail feathers, side of eagle’s right leg and middle of breast and neck. Large die break at inside of eagle's right leg feathers and displaced field breaks on eagle and above and below D.
Reverse C3y - IV S mint mark set slightly to right and re-punched with thin curved line in middle of lower loop and tiny spike at right inside of upper loop. Partially filled loops of S mint mark.
1. While not listed as S/S, the reverse die was subsequently identified in an earlier die state paired as 1881-S VAM-69
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Large Full coin Photo and Attribution by Impaired Squirrel