1879-S VAM-42

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1879-S VAM-42 PAF, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1992.
Revised 2013.
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100* VAM variety.
42 (revised) III2 6 · B2h (PAF, Doubled 79, Engraved Wing Feather, Acid Treated Feathers) (184) I-4 R-4
Obverse III2 6 – On late die state die flake appears at top left outside of 9. Later die state then VAM-25.
Reverse B2h – Partial broken r in Trust. Feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg.
Die marker - Several raised dots in horizontal line between eagle’s neck and left wing. Light acid treatment on two wreath leaves above ON in ONE.

1. This obverse die was used on VAM-25, VAM-42, VAM-46, and VAM-52.
2. VAM-9, VAM-35, VAM-39, VAM-42 all have a partially broken serif in the R of TRUST. The top portion is missing, but almost all of the shape is visible.
3. The 2013 Revision included the acid treated on some specimens


LVA Plate Photos:

CFE 03-27-2013 1879-S R78 V42-REV.jpgTRAVISBICKLE8279SV42PLATEW.jpg

Additional Photos:

Die Chip next to TY
1879-S Rev 78 TY Chip.jpg
Pitting next to the Eagle's neck:
1879-S Rev 78 VAM-42 Pitting next to Eagle.jpg
MM position
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Full Coin Photos

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