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


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

34A III2 2d · B2g (PAF, Engraved Wing Feather) (183) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 2d – Open 9. Die marker- Diagonal polishing line thru upper right of R and upper left of T in LIBERTY.
Reverse B2g – Later die state than VAM-34 with the additional polishing line in eagle’s right wing.,rusted dies

Comments:
1- Open 9. Engraved Wing Feather.
2- Top of the right serif of R in TRUST is broken and all that remains is the bottom edge, additional polishing line in eagle’s right wing.
3- This obverse shared with VAM-62.
NOTE: this die appears to have a double profile(look at double nose,chin,lips)
COLLECTOR INTEREST:MED TO HIGH
Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Obverse: Single line bottom of T in LIBERTY:
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VAM-34A bear claw die scratches
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Date has an open 9 and the Designers Initial is NOT over polished
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Polish Lines visible in T of Liberty
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Very lightly doubled profile
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VAM-34A Bow and mint mark position
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-34A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from a coin of Brian Raines

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Price History:
AU58 PCGS private sale 600.00 Sept-2015

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-34A
MS
36
0
0
1
8
8
10
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
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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