1879-S VAM-4 PAF Reverse, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg

Discovered by George Mallis, June 1965.

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

4(revised) III2 2a · B2a (PAF Reverse, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg) (184) I-4 R-5
Obverse III2 2a – Open 9. Die marker- 3 diagonal polishing lines in middle right of lower hair.
Reverse B2a – PAF reverse of B2 type with small III S mint mark. R in Trust not broken. Area of wing feather next to eagle’s right leg not engraved and end is flush with field.
Die marker- Rust dots on eagle’s right wing next to leg and die chip on right side of upper loop of R in AMERICA.
Intermediate die state.

Comments:
1- Same Reverse die as for 1878-S VAM-1C.
2- Same Obverse die as for
1879-S VAM-70.
3- VAM-4, VAM-23, VAM-25, VAM-43, VAM-50, VAM-51, VAM-52, VAM-56, VAM-66,VAM-67 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.

Threads;
1- http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/55141408

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1879_s_rev78_vam4_compilation2.jpg
1879srev78v4nate992cc.jpg
1879srev78v4nate992.JPG1879srev78v4rtynate.jpg
1879srev78v4tfld.jpgldrcvam45.jpg

A pair of die scratches is visible above the bear claw area of the hair:
1879SV4BEARSCLAW.JPG1879srev78v4hairvee44.JPG
mr-juan-1879-s-vam-4-_die_scratch-lib.JPG
mr-juan-1879-s-vam-4-die_chip.JPG

Die pitting on the reverse:
1879SV4PITTING6632.JPG

From Nate, Large Full Coin of VAM-4 Images and Attribution By Nate (Metalencephalon)
nlm-1879S-V4-071713-1.JPG

nlm-1879S-V4-071713-2.JPG

Large Full Coin Photo of VAM-4 Courtesy of LostDutchman

1879SREV78V4LOSTDCOINMHICOPYOBV-crop.jpg
1879SREV78V4LOSTDCOINMHICOPYREV-crop.jpg



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-4
MS
56
0
0
7
3
4
8
3
6
4
1
2
3
9
6
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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