1879-S VAM-56 PAF Reverse, Tripled Stars, Die Rust Spots on Wing Next to Leg

Discovered by Larry Briggs, May 2004.

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

56 III2 28 · B2a (PAF Reverse, Tripled Stars, Die Rust Spots on Wing Next to Leg) (184) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 28 – Slightly tripled left stars and bottom of 18. Later die states have a long thin die break in cap fold.
Die markers– Polished area around initial M and vertical bar below eyelid.
Reverse B2a – Earliest die state, earlier than VAM-25.,unbroken R in TRUST

Comments:hard to find,this is an extremely rare die.
collector interest: High

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:
1879-S_VAM-56_Over_Polished_M.jpg 1879-S_VAM-56_Tripled_Stars.jpg
1879-S_VAM-56_Break_Cap.jpg

Additional photos:

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-56 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Tim Barry
1879-S_RonH_thru_Tim_Barry_VAM-56_OBV_02032014.jpg
1879-S_RonH_thru_Tim_Barry_VAM-56_REV_02032014.jpg

1879-S-REV78-VAM56-OBV-HER-crop.jpg
1879-S-REV78-VAM56-REV-HER-crop.jpg



Price History:




Condition Census:

9 circulated registered at the SSDC; (4 details)


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-56
MS
2
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-56
MS
3
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
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
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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