1879-S VAM-42 PAF, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1992.
Revised 2013.

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

42 (revised) III2 6 · B2h (PAF, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather, Acid Treated Feathers) (184) I-4 R-4
Obverse III2 6 – On late die state die flake appears at top left outside of 9. Later die state then VAM-25.
Reverse B2h – Partial broken r in Trust. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg.
Die marker- Several raised dots in horizontal line between eagle’s neck and left wing. Light acid treatment on two wreath leaves above ON in ONE.

Comments:
  • This obverse die was used on VAM-25, VAM-42, VAM-46, and VAM-52.
  • VAM-9, VAM-35, VAM-39, VAM-42 all have a partially broken serif in the R of TRUST. The top portion is missing, but almost all of the shape is visible.
  • The 2013 Revision included the acid treated on some specimens

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:
CFE_03-27-2013_1879-S_R78_V42-REV.jpgTRAVISBICKLE8279SV42PLATEW.jpg

Additional photos:
Die Chip next to TY
1879-S_Rev_78_TY_Chip.jpg
Pitting next to the Eagle's neck:
1879-S_Rev_78_VAM-42_Pitting_next_to_Eagle.jpg
MM position
IMG_0245.JPG
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-42 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg*

1879-S_RonH_VAM-42_PAF_OBV.jpg
1879-S_RonH_VAM-42_PAF_REV.jpg



Price History:

1879-S VAM-42 ANACS MS62 $146.25 VAMquest 3/2007



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-42
MS
74
0
0
1
0
2
11
6
5
8
5
6
15
14
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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