1878-S VAM-93 Engraved Wing Feather, Doubled Motto & 87

Discovered by Larry Briggs, July 2004. Revised 2015 - pacificwr

93 II 39 · B2w (Engraved Wing Feather, Doubled Motto & 87) (181) I-2 R-4
Obverse II 39– Slightly doubled motto letters at bottom inside towards rim with some letters slightly tripled. Doubled left 8 at top inside of upper loop and 7on right side of stem plus very slightly at top outside of 878. Left stars slightly doubled to quadrupled towards rim. Slightly doubled front of LIBERTY head band, hair edge above forehead, chin and right side of bent wheat leaf.
Die markers - Single die polishing line at lower left of R in LIBERTY. Short horizontal polishing line at right end of cap ribbon.
Reverse B2w– Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. R in Trust broken. D in DOLLAR doubled at top left and bottom outside.

Comments:
1- The Reverse Die B2w was used for VAMs 35, 93, 19 (A,B) and 74 (A) I believe in that progression ~tbconcrete
2- For MDS & LDS die states read the thread below.

Threads:
http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/74405267

LVA Plate Photos:
1878-S_VAM-93_Dbld_L.jpg1878-S_VAM-93_Eng_Wing_Feather.jpg
WR_1878_S_VAM_93_071015.jpg

Additional photos:
RKA_1878_S_9_P.jpg

R in Pluribus
RKA_1878_S_93_R.jpg

B in Pluribus
RKA_1878_S_93_B.jpg

Cap spike
RKA_1878_S_93_capspike.jpg

Line in R of Liberty
RKA_1878_S_93_lineinR.jpg

Left Stars
RKA_1878_S_93_ltstar2.jpg

Other Left Stars
RKA_1878_S_93_ltstar.jpg

1st & 2nd left star
RKA_1878_S_93_1stltstar.jpg
RKA_1878_S_93_2ndltstar.jpg

3rd & 4th left star
RKA_1878_S_93_3rdltstar.jpg
RKA_1878_S_93_4thltstar.jpg

5th & 6th left star
RKA_1878_S_93_5thltstar.jpg
RKA_1878_S_93_6thltstar.jpg

7th left star
RKA_1878_S_93_7thltstar.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-93 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1878_S_V93HERMHIK87OBV.jpg
1878_S_V93HERMHIK87REV.jpg

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Condition Census:

PCGS MS65, PCGS MS64
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NGC
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MS

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