1879-S VAM-23 PAF, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg

Discovered by Jim Baxter, July 1978.

This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100 VAM variety.

23 III2 4 · B2a (PAF, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg) (184) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 4 – Open 9 in date doubled on left inside and left outside of both loops. Die markers- Thin long nearly horizontal polishing line left from junction of lower two cotton leaves, double polishing lines in cap fold.
Reverse B2a – Latest die state has been further polished down.

Comments:
1- VAM-4, VAM-23, VAM-25, VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, and VAM-56 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
An indicated below, there is a thin long nearly horizontal polishing line from the junction of the lower two cotton leaves.
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As illustrated, there is a double polishing line in the cap fold.
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In the date there is an open 9 which is doubled on the inside and outside of both loops. The 7 is doubled on the bottom of the crossbar.
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There is a full 'r' in trust on the reverse.
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There is pitting in the engraved feather area.
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The mintmark is not tilted and the tail feathers are overpolished.
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Large Full Coin Photo's of VAM-23 Courtesy of Heritage and Attributed by NGC

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1879-S-V23-REV-HER-MHI.jpg



Price History:

Condition Census: 6/2013
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Variety
Designation
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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-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-23
MS
31
1
0
3
2
8
4
0
4
2
0
1
2
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
*The Top 100 [[#|Morgan Dollar]] [[#|Varieties]]: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., http://www.rcicoins.com, and Jeff Oxman, http://www.vamlink.com
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