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PAF Reverse, Doubled 187, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg
Discovered by Larry Briggs 9-16-2007
This is a
Reverse of '78
(PAF) coin and a
66 III2 35 ∙ B2a (PAF Reverse, Doubled 187, Die Rust Dots on Wing Next to Leg) (184) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 35 –
Doubled 187 with slightly doubled 1 at left side of vertical shaft and right bottom of base, 8 at right inside of both loops and bottom outside and 7 at left side and lower edge of crossbar and left side of vertical shaft. Slightly doubled right stars toward rim. Slight counter-clash at lips and polished clash marks below cap ribbon in field. Over polished area around initial M and hair curls to right. Fine vertical polishing lines in fields.
Die Markers -
Vertical polishing lines in nostril and some heavy horizontal polishing lines in hair curl space behind neck.
Reverse B2a –
PAF reverse of B2 type with small III S mint mark. R in Trust not broken. Vertical polishing lines in fields with polished feather between eagle's right wing and leg. Die state between VAMs
Few examples known. Appears to be between VAMs 4 and 23 in the reverse die progression. Further research is encouraged, particularly as more examples are found.
note:this die is an extreme rarity in any grade particularly above vf
LVA Plate Photos:
Overpolished tail feathers on reverse
R in trust is not broken:
Polishing lines in nose
Another shot of the pitted base of the wing from another example.
Ebay buy it now$4200 for pcgs vf35 attributed 04/27/15
6 circulated known.
*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D.,
, and Jeff Oxman,
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