1878-S VAM-35 Sextupled Left Stars, Doubled Profile, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by David DeRuiter, November 1979. Revised 2002, 2006.

35(revised) II 26 · B2w (Sextupled Left Stars, Doubled Profile, Engraved Wing Feather) (181) I-3 R-3
Obverse II 26– LIBERTY slightly doubled on left side. Doubled LIBERTY band edge, hair above forehead, forehead, nose, lips and chin. All left stars very slightly tripled to sextupled towards rim with 4-7 most prominent. Right stars faintly doubled towards rim. PLURIBUS UNUM doubled to sextupled at top of letters towards rim. Top of Phrygian cap and right wheat leaf doubled.
Later die states show die polishing. Fourth right star broken. Die marker - Triangular die chip at back of jaw-neck junction adjacent hair curl.
Reverse B2w- Feather engraved between eagle's right wing and leg. R in TRUST is broken.

Comments:
1- Note: Vam 35 and 55 share the same obverse die
2- The Reverse Die B2w was used for VAMs 35, 93, 19 (A,B) and 74 (A) I believe in that progression ~tbconcrete

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2- http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/63481250

LVA Plate Photo:
1878-S_VAM-35_Eng_Wing_Feather.jpg

Additional photos:
Broken 4th Star on Right
RKA_1878_S_Broken_4th_Rt_star.jpg

Broken R in Trust
RKA_1878_S_Broken_R_trust.jpg

Sextupled Star
ARS_1878_S_left_star.jpg
ARS_1878_S_left_star.jpg


Phrygian Cap Markers
ARS_1878_S_Scratches_Cap-Top-1.jpg
ARS_1878_S_Scratches_Cap-Top-1.jpg


Die Chip at jaw-neck juncture
RKA_1878_S_Extra_Hair.jpg

Doubled Liberty
RKA_1878_S_Doubled_Liberty.jpg

Mint Mark
RKA_1878_S_MM.jpg

Some may contain these features above arrow feathers.
RKA_1878_S_Arrow_feather_choppeD_Berry.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-35 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-35_OBV_1.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-35_REV_1.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-35 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Bowers & Merena Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-35_OBV_BM.jpg
1878-S_RonH_VAM-35_REV_BM.jpg


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