1878-S VAM-47 Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Pete Bishal, January 1981.

47(revised) II 1 · B2ae (Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-3
Obverse II 1 –
78 S V47 Die 1 - Tiny die chip below Phrygian cap fold. Same die as VAM-8 Die 2. Fourth right star broken.
78 S V47 Die 2 - Polishing scratch in top of ER in LIBERTY and polished loops of first 8. Fourth right star broken.
78 S V47 Die 3 - Long horizontal die scratch between hair locks in back of neck. Fourth right star broken. Same die as VAM-69.
Reverse B2ae– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. R in Trust broken. Slightly doubled bottom inside of ITED STATES F and tops of In God We. Later die states show polishing lines in fields.
Die marker: Tiny die dig at end of third tail feather from right.

Comments:
1- Discussion on these Photos

LVA Plate Photos:
1878%20S%20VAM%2047%20Dbld%20Legend.jpg1878%20S%20VAM%2047%20Eng%20Feather1.jpg
1878%20S%20VAM%2047%20Tick%20Below%20TF.jpg

Additional photos:
Mint Mark for both Dies 1 and 2
NESVT20121009_1878S_47_02.JPG
ARS_1878-S-17.jpg
gdlc_1878-S_LIBERTY_Die#2.jpg
gdlc_1878-S_close_up_of_ERTY_Die#2.jpg

Die Scratch on third outer feather - present on all examples.
gdlc_1878-S_bottom_left_wing_Die#2.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-47 Die #1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878_S_HHHHHHHHHHHOBV-crop.JPG
1878_S_HHHHHHHHHHHREV-crop.JPG


Price History:
NGC MS64 (Unattributed) $150.00 February 19, 2010

Condition Census: 5/2017
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-47
MS
89
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
7
12
1
15
17
20
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-47
MS PL
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
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


SSDC:
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-47.1
MS
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-47.1
MS
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-47.1
MS PL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

VAM-47.1
MS
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-47.1
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-47.1
MS PL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-47.1
MS
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0


Total
29
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