1878-S VAM-28 Die Scratch on Wing, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by David DeRuiter, November 1979.

This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.

28 II1 - B2o (Die Scratch on Wing, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-4
Obverse II1 - Earlier use of obverse of VAM 8 Die 1. Curved die scratch in front of forehead and horizontal die scratch between ends of lower two cotton leaves. Fourth right star broken.
Reverse B2o- Vertical scratch through lower part of eagle's right wing. R in TRUST not Broken.
Die chip on E of UNITED and in middle of eagle's chest.

Comments:
1- Reverse also used for VAM-16. and VAM-20.
2- Obverse also used for die 1, VAM-8.

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:
1878%20S%20VAM%2028%20Die%20Chip%20E.jpg
1878%20S%20VAM%2028%20Die%20Chip%20Eagle.jpg

Additional photos:
DJC_1879~S_WngGg&Engrv.jpg
1878-S_VAM28ewf.jpg

VAM-28 does not have doubled E PLURIB. (VAM-16 has a strongly doubled U)
ja78-S_V28_U.JPG

VAM-28 has horizontal die scratch between ends of lower two cotton leaves found on VAM-8 die 1.
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NESVT_1878S_28_B_4.JPG
NESVT20090324_1878S_28.JPG
Forehead Die Scratch
DJC_1878~S_Die_ScrFrhed.jpg
jv 1878 s obv date 01-02-17.jpg
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-28 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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1878-S_RonH_VAM-28_OBV_1.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-28_REV_1.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-28_OBV_HA_PLATE_02152015.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-28_REV_HA_PLATE_02152015.jpg


Price History:
1878-S VAM28 MS60 $46.00 eBay on 5/8/08

Condition Census:


TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total



ANACS pop as of 5/2013
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-28
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0




1



1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-28
MS
83
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
1
5
10
6
2
19
22
9
4
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-28
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0








1
0
0
0
0
0
0
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