1879-S VAM-29

Discovered by Oscar Simpson, November 1978.
Revised 2012, 2017

29 (revised) III2 15 ∙ C3y (Doubled 879 and Right Obverse, Gouge Hair, High S, Engraved Leaves, Die Chips Wing Tips) (185) I-5 R-6
Obverse III2 15 – Doubled 879 with 8 at right outside of both loops and left of lower loop, 7 at top and 9 at left outside of both loops. Strong doubling towards rim on Phrygian cap top and right side, wheat grains and leaves, RIBUS UNUM and 3 to 6 right stars. Long diagonal die gouge in hair above eye with vertical engraved lines in attempt to erase it
Reverse C3y – Medium S mint mark set high with slight tilt to left. Engraving to strengthen on some outside and middle leaves in left wreath opposite ON, U, &IT. Fairly large die chips at tips of both wings

Comments:
1- Leroy's comment:
79S MS-VAM-29. Has dbld cap top, wheat grains & leaves, motto, hair below cotton bolls and bottom inside of ear. Long diagonal die gouge in hair above eye with vertical engraved lines. S m/m set high and tilted left. Engraved left wreath leaves of VAM-29 picture in 2012 VAM Supplement. Also has die chips both wing tips of 29A. Fairly EDS with semi-PL fields. Incorporated VAM-29A into 29 since occurs with this obv from beginning.
2- Reverse Die also used for VAM-99 and VAM-100.
3- Fairly large die chips at tips of both wings.

Threads:
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LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:

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Gouge through hair with touch-up scratches.

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Closeup of scratches in hair above forehead by gouge.

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LIBERTY doubled on the bottom

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Strong doubling on wheat leaf and cap.

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Strong doubling on upper rear of cap and •U

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Notched serifs on NU in UNUM.

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Strong doubling on lower rear of cap.

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Strong doubling on lower inside of ear.

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Cotton boll stem doubled and hair near cotton leaves has extra detail.

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Re-engraved leaves on wreath near ON.

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Die chip at tip of eagle's right wing.

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Die chip at tip of eagle's left wing.




Price History:




Condition Census:

2/2017
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-29
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-29
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-29
MS details
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-29
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


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