1879-S VAM-34 Parallel Arrow Feather, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1979.

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

34 III2 2c · B2g (PAF, Engraved Wing Feather) (183) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 2c – Open 9. Die marker- Triple diagonal polishing lines in lower part of T in LIBERTY.
Reverse B2g – Partial broken r in Trust with upper serif almost completely missing. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Die marker- Double vertical polishing lines in lower part of eagle’s left wing next to body. Later die state with additional thin diagonal polishing line in lower part of eagle’s right wing.

Comments:
1- This obverse die was used on VAM-34 and VAM-65.
2- Top of the right serif of R in TRUST is broken and all that remains is the bottom edge. Open 9. Engraved Wing Feather.
3- This reverse die was used on vam 34,34A,vam 35,vam 39.
Later die state than VAM-39,35 with the additional polishing line in eagle’s right wing.

Threads:
1- Additional markers from the Vincenzo coin: http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/79909780

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Reverse: r broken but outline still remains.
cl-broken-r.jpg

VAM 34-OBV-LIBERTY LINES
MRJUAN-1879-S-VAM-34_RE.JPG

VAM 34 BOW-MM POSITION
MRJUAN-1879-S-VAM-34_LINES.JPG

Obverse: Triple lines in bottom of T of LIBERTY
1879_S_Rev_78_VAM_34_T.jpg

Other Reverse Photos: Engraved right wing feather at bottom.
cl-engraved-wing-feather.jpg

Two vertical polish lines, third feather from
bottom near body, left wing:
cl-dbl-polish-lines-left-wing.jpg

2 full coin copyrighted© VAM-34 images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of PAFs uploaded by oldcollectorcoins attributed by PAFs

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occ-pafs-1879-s-v34-10-8-14a.jpg



Price History:
1879-S VAM-34 ANACS VF30 $24.41 eBay on 4/27/08

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-34
MS
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-34
MS
82
3
7
9
14
23
21
2
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
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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