1878-S VAM-37

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1878-S VAM-37 Doubled UNUM, Engraved Wing Feather, S/S Left

Discovered by David DeRuiter, November 1979.
37(revised) II 41 · B2y (Doubled UNUM, Engraved Wing Feather, S/S Left) (184) I-2 R-4
Obverse II 41– Slightly doubled US UNUM towards rim, Phrygian cap top, right wheat leaf, front edge of hair and front of LIBERTY band. Fourth right star broken.
Reverse B2y– Same reverse die as VAM-23.

Comments:
1. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg. III S mint mark re-punched with short diagonal line at top middle inside of upper loop and curved line within lower loop. R in Trust partially broken. Eagle’s left wing slightly over polished in center.

2. Die marker - Small curved gouge line at lower left side of lower cotton leaf.

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:

1878-S VAM-37 Dbld Motto.jpg 1878-S VAM-37 Dbld Motto1.jpg

1878-S VAM-37 Eng Wing Feather.jpg 1878-S VAM-37 Polishing Lines.jpg

Additional Photos:

Small die crack below 2nd 8
Ja78S-37-18.jpg Ja78S-37-78.jpg

Ja78s-37-un.jpg Ja78s-37-US.jpg

Ja78S-37-hair2.jpg Ja78S-37-hairPL.jpg
Feedfinger marks
Ja78S-V37-ST.jpg Ja78S-V37-trust.jpg
Die marker - Small curved gouge line at lower left side of lower cotton leaf. See 2nd photo below

1878-s-v37-comps-mhi.jpg

Full Coin Photos

VAM-37 NGC MS-67 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy Heritage Auctions at their[2010 September Long Beach, US Coin Auction]ATTRIBUTED BY Mitch Hill

8/2017
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