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1878-S VAM-104

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=1878-S VAM-104 Die Gouges Lower Hair & Wing, Engraved Wing Feather=
Discovered by Larry Briggs, July 2006.<br />
'''104 II 1 · B2be(Die Gouges Lower Hair & Wing, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-5'''<br />'''Obverse II 1–1 –''' Short die gouge in hair space above 7 and two short die scratches in space above lower hair right vee. Fourth right star broken.<br />'''Reverse B2be–B2be –''' Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Small III S mint mark set slightly left. Long vertical die gouge in upper part of eagle’s left wing thru the bottom of 2-5 feathers from top and some fine short die scratches in eagle’s left wing. Die polish lines in fields, some heavy. R in Trust not broken.<br />
'''Comments:'''<br />
# It is currently believed that [[1878-S VAM-67|VAM 67]] and VAM 104 are the same, with all known specimens matching the specification of VAM 104. (2/2020)'''TheadsThreads:'''<br />== LVA Plate Photos ==
[[image:1878 S VAM 104 S Set Left.jpg]]<br />
== Additional Photos ==[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_I_122913.jpg |700px]]<br />[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_J_122913.jpg |700px]]<br />=== Main pick-ups ===Short die gouge in hair space above 7 and two short die scratches in space above lower hair right vee.<br />[[imagegallery mode=packed widths=400 heights=300 style="text-align:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_OBV_a_122713.jpg |700px]]<br /left">[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_f_122913jb_78sv67-2.jpg |700px]]<br />Long vertical die gouge Engraving in upper part of eagle’s left right wing thru the bottom of 2above re-5 engraved feathers from top and some fine short die scratches in eagle’s left wing.<br />[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_G_122913jb_78sv67-4.jpg |700px]]Thick gouge through lower hair<br /gallery>[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_H_122913.jpg |700px]]=== Secondary pick-ups ===<br />[[imagegallery mode=packed widths=300 heights=200 style="text-align:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_a_122713.jpg |700px]]<br /left">[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_b_122713jb_78sv67-1.jpg |700px]]<br />Re-engraved feather under right wing[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_c_122713jb_78sv67-3.jpg |700px]]<br />Die polish lines in fields, some heavy. R in Trust not brokenS mint mark upright and left.<br />[[image:RDM_1878_S_VAM_104_REV_d_1227131878_S_VAM_67_Photo_2.jpg |700px]]<br />[[image:78SVAM104MARKEROVER7.jpg]]<br />[[image:78SVAM104GOUGEWINGMHI.jpg]]<br />Broken 4th right star[[image:78sV104WINGMHIDPI600.jpg]]<br /gallery>[[image:78SVAM104LINESMHIDPI600JP.jpg]]<br />== Full Coin Photos ==Mhomei's Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-104 Images ATTRIBUTED BY © [[image:Variety_Slabbing_Service.jpg |link=http://www.varslab.com/]], used with permission.<br />
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