1878-S VAM-34 Doubled Profile & Reverse Legend, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by David DeRuiter, November 1979.

34(revised) II 43 · B2v (Doubled Profile & Reverse Legend, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-4
Obverse II 43– Liberty head profile slightly doubled from front of LIBERTY band, front edge of hair, nose, lips and chin. Slight doubling on PLU-BUS UNUM towards rim, top of Phrygian cap, right wheat leaf and LIBERTY on right side. Die marker - Rough flaked surface of hair above second right star.
Reverse B2v– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. UNITED STATES OF and left wreath outer leaves slightly doubled towards rim. R in Trust not broken.

Comments:
1- Additionally, on at least prooflikes, there are dense fine polish lines in the dies, particularly in the reverse.
2- Same obverse die as VAM-23
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LVA Plate Photos:
1878-S_VAM-34_Dbld_Legend.jpg1878-S_VAM-34_Eng_Wing_Feather.jpg

Additional photos:
The date:
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The mint mark:
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The r in trust is not broken.
1878-S-34-jbc-r.jpg

The fourth right star is broken (hub defect).
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There is an engraved feather and engraved lined along the body.
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LIBERTY is doubled with a discernable shift.
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The lips and chin are noticeably doubled.
1878-S-34-jbc-chin.jpg

There are die scratches on the wing that solidify the attribution.
1878-S-34-jbc-wing.jpg

The reverse legend exhibits strong doubling.
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There are die chips in the hair above the second right star.
1878-S-34-jbc-hair.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-34 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry
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