1878-S VAM-81 Engraved Wing Feather "Funky Feather"

Discovered by C. Logan McKechnie January 2003.

This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM and This coin is a Top 30 1878-S Variety.

81 II 1 · B2aw (Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-2 R-5
Reverse B2aw– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg with raised dots on engraved area. Small III s mint mark set slightly to left with slight tilt to left. Small raised dot in middle of eagle’s left wing.

Comments:
1- One of Four 1878-S varieties with very crudely engraved wing feather with granular surface, raised dots, and splotches.
Called "funky feathers," the crudest and most spectacular feathers of all the Morgan dies in the attribution guide, they have smooth surfaces and rough sides or smooth sides and rough surfaces: including this VAM-81 along with VAM-50, VAM-76 and VAM-49.

LVA Plate Photo:
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Additional photos:
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-81 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY Tim Barry1878-S_RonH_thru_TBconctete_ VAM-81_PL_REV_10062012TT.jpg
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Price History:

Condition Census: 11/2015
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Variety
Designation
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4-6
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12-15
20-35
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58
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PCGS
VAM-81
MS
4
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0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-81
MSPL
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-81
MS
8
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-81
MSPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-81
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-81
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-81
MS

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0
0
0
0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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