1879-S VAM-67 Doubled 18-9 & Tripled/Quadrupled Stars

Discovered by John Roberts January 2009 on a coin from C. Logan McKechnie

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

67 III2 36 ∙ B2i (PAF Reverse, Doubled 18-9, Tripled Stars) (184) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 36 Slightly doubled bottom of 18 and left outside of 9 upper loop. Most left and right stars tripled to quadrupled with tops of PLURIBUS slightly doubled and tripled towards rim. Die markers - Short horizontal die scratch spike in field at jaw-neck junction, broken scratch at hair vee above 7, long vertical polishing line at left end of cap ribbon and diagonal polishing line at top left of Y in LIBERTY.
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. Die state between VAMs 52 & 43.

Comments: This reverse die was used on VAM-52, VAM-67, VAM-43, VAM-50, and VAM-51.


Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:
Courtesy of Vampicker
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Price History:

No trading history


Condition Census:

1 known, discovery coin, ANACS VF 30

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
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-56
MS
1
0

0
0
1
0
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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