1879-S VAM-43 PAF, Doubled Date, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1992.

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

43 III2 21 · B2i (PAF, Doubled Date, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 21 – Closed 9. Entire date is doubled. 1 is strongly doubled at top left and right of lower crossbar. 8 doubled at lower right inside of lower loop. 7 slightly doubled below upper crossbar. 9 slightly doubled at bottom inside of lower loop. Die marker- Diagonal polishing line below 1 at top of denticles.
Reverse B2i – R in trust not broken. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Die marker- Diagonal polishing line in middle of eagle’s left wing. Intermediate die state.

Comments:
This reverse die was used on VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, and VAM-67.
VAM-4, VAM-23, VAM-25, VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, and VAM-56 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Photos from a ANACS MS62 specimen
Obverse die marker polishing line below "1" in date and above denticle
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Reverse die marker polishing line in middle of eagle's left wing
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Closed "9" in date
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R in trust not broken
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Engraved feather between eagle's right wing and leg
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Courtesy of Vampicker
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-43 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mitch Hill
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-43 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg

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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-43
MS
22
0
0
1
2
3
1
0
1
0
1
3
4
5
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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