1879-S VAM-6 TIUST

Discovered by George Mallis, June 1965.

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

6 III2 2b · B2c (PAF, Tiust, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-4 R-5
Obverse III2 2b – Open 9. Die marker- Diagonal polishing lines on upper lip.
Reverse B2c – Broken r in Trust to form Tiust with upper serif completely missing. Small III S mint mark tilted slightly to left. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. Die marker- Die chip on 2nd inside feather from bottom of eagle’s left wing.

Comments: 1- his obverse die was used on VAM-6 and VAM-58.
2- This reverse die was used on VAM-6 and VAM-46.
3- One of two 1879-S VAMs with completely broken r, TIUST. The other is VAM-46, which has a closed 9.
4- There is a horizontal polish line in the Y of LIBERTY.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
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The 9 in the date is clearly the open type of 9.
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There are diagonal polishing lines on the upper lip.
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There is a completely broken r in Trust, making it TIUST.
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There is an engraved feather between the right leg and the wing which has been polished down to the field.
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The mint mark tilts slightly to the left. The tail feathers are polished down to the field and there are no polishing lines in the bow.
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2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from a coin of Brian Raines

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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mike Faraone at PCGS

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To see the auction results for this coin please click on the slabbed photo below:
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Price History:

Condition Census: 12/2015
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-6
MS
14
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-6
MS
33
0
0
1
3
2
7
4
6
4
0
2
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-6
MS
8
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
2
1
2
1
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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