LRosenbaum Break Progression
I have been collecting and studying the various die states of the die break wreath of the 1878-S VAM-46 and VAM-46A. Currently I have identified eight die break states -- four for VAM-46, and four for VAM-46A. The accompanying pictures show the eight die break states.
The progression of the die states in the pictures is top to bottom, left to right.
The die break begins as two very faint breaks above and below the wreath berry and progresses to a large blob covering the wreath berry and the lower portion of two wreath leaves. Lewis Rosenbaum, St. Louis, MO