1879-S VAM-25 PAF, Doubled 7, 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.

25 III2 6 · B2a (PAF, Doubled 7, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg) (184) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 6 – Closed 9 with no die flake at top outside. 7 doubled at bottom of upper crossbar. Die marker- Die chip between T and Y in LIBERTY, die polishing line at bottom hair junction above right side of 7. Intermediate die state.
Reverse B2a – Earliest die state. (VAM-56 is now considered to be the earliest die stage of this reverse).

Comments:
1- This obverse die was used on VAM-25, and VAM-52 with ubroken r and VAM-42, VAM-46 with broken r
2- VAM-4, VAM-23, VAM-25, VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, VAM-56 and VAM-66 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
The 7 in the date is doubled in the lower part of the cross bar. While the date is reported to be a Closed 9, there is a space.
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there is a die chip between the T and Y in LIBERTY.
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diagonal polish line through the nostril.
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The Eagle is heavily pitted on the right wing from a rusted die.
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The engraved feather region is heavily pitted from a rusted die.
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The tail feather region of the Eagle shows heavy polishing down to the field.
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-25 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions
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4 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from coins of Brian Raines

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Price History:



Condition Census:


6/2013
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-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-25
MS
31
0
0
0
1
0
0
6
8
1
4
6
0
1
4
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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