1879-S VAM-14 S/S Middle

Discovered by Guy Messing, June 1975.

14 III2 3 ∙ C3e (S/S Middle) (184) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 3 – 9 in date doubled on left side. On some specimens 8 has a spike of metal on left side between loops. Open 9 variety.
Reverse C3e – IV S mint mark doubled at bottom of upper loop opening as thick slanted bar and in middle of lower loop opening as a curved line.

1- This obverse die was used on VAM-3, VAM-14, VAM-16, VAM-16A, VAM-16B and VAM-54.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Reverse S/S Mint Mark
Close-up of S/S mint mark

Price History:

1879-S VAM14 PCGS MS64 $227.01 eBay on 5/7/08
PCGS MS-63, Tetonwarrior (eBay), $53.80, September 2014

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