1878-S VAM-51 Engraved Wing Feather, Over Polished Ear, Weak STAT

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1981.
Revised 2018

51(revised) II 1 · B2ai (Engraved Wing Feather, Over Polished Ear, Weak STAT) (184) I-3 R-4
Obverse II 1– Die1 - Over polished ear and faint spike below eyelid front. Fourth right star broken.
Die 2 - Die marker - Long diagonal polishing line right of lower hair curl. Die chips upper neck. Raised metal in both 8's loops from die polishing. Similar to VAM-39. Fourth right star broken. Reverse die earliest die state without over polished wings.
Reverse B2ai– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. R in Trust not broken. Slight notch at top of top serif of small S mint mark. Center of eagle’s right and left wings over polished and STAT is very shallow for Die 1 obverse. Slightly doubled tops of ONE DOL towards coin center. Die marker - Two horizontal polishing lines in upper tail feathers. (Also used for VAM-101).

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LVA Plate Photos:
1878%20S%20VAM%2051%20Eng%20Wing%20Feather1.jpg1878%20S%20VAM%2051%20Eng%20Wing%20Feather.jpg
1878%20S%20VAM%2051%20Dbld%20ONE.jpg
1878%20S%20VAM%2051%20Die%20Chips%20E.jpg Polishing Lines, Liberty,Cotton Bolls!!!
jv 1878 s obv v51 pm 05-18-17.jpg


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Additional photos:
Relocated Photo's from V52 Page
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2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-51 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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1878-S_RonH_VAM-51_REV_01142012.jpg

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