1878-S VAM-46A Engraved Wing Feather, Extra Wreath Berry Die Break

Discovered by Calvin Cherry, July 2002.

46A II 1 · B2i (Engraved Wing Feather, Extra Wreath Berry Die Break) (184) I-3 R-6
Obverse II 1– Thin worm-like die scratch behind eye and two tiny die chips in hair bun.
Reverse B2i– Die break on left side of second berry cluster from top of left wreath to form extra looking berry or leaf.

Comments:
1- vampicker Jun 4, 2012
I'd say the distinction is a clear break and not just a crack. As has been pointed out, there's a fairly impressive progression on this marriage. I'd say that second large set of images on the VAM 46A page is about the least amount of breaking in the wreath that I'd still call a VAM-46A.
2- The second large set of pictures is what John Robertscalls the start of the 46A. You can see a break in the leaves.
3- LRosenbaum Break Progression

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LVA Plate Photo:
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Additional photos:
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Late die state of the wreath break
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Note the set left left and doubled D
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Courtesy of Ray Dean

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4th right star Courtesy of Ray Dean


2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-46A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-46A LDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mr. 78-S Tim Barry
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Condition Census:

PCGS MS 65, NGC MS64
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NGC
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