1878-S VAM-64 Engraved Wing Feather, With Lines

Discovered by Calvin Cherry, October 2001.

This is a Top 30 1878-S Die Variety

64 II 1 · B2ao (Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-5
Obverse II 1– Same die chips on Liberty head face as on some VAM-45.
Reverse B2ao– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg with fine polishing lines in engraved area. R in TRUST not broken.

Comments:
1- Same obverse die as VAM-40 and VAM-45.
2- Same reverse die as VAM-110

Threads:
1- Lee Coin http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/74500895

LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:
The lines within the box indicated on the photograph below are very strong. You can't miss them.
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The face, as indicated by the arrows below, has several 'die chips'.
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2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-64 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Every once in a while a coin enters an auction as a true star. This is the case for this Jack Lee MS-68 unattributed VAM-64 from Heritage 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction
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Condition Census:

TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-64
MS
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
1
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-64
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-64
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-64
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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