1879-S VAM-43

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1879-S VAM-43 PAF, Doubled Date, Engraved Wing Feather

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1992.
This is a Reverse of '78 (PAF) coin and a Top 100* VAM variety.
43 III2 21 · B2i (PAF, Doubled Date, Engraved Wing Feather) (184) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 21 – Closed 9. Entire date is doubled. 1 is strongly doubled at top left and right of lower crossbar. 8 doubled at lower right inside of lower loop. 7 slightly doubled below upper crossbar. 9 slightly doubled at bottom inside of lower loop.
Die marker- Diagonal polishing line below 1 at top of denticles.
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. Intermediate die state.

Comments:

  1. This reverse die was used on VAM 43, VAM 50, VAM 51, VAM 52, and VAM 67.
  2. VAM 4, VAM 23, VAM 25, VAM 43, VAM 50, VAM 51, VAM 52, and VAM 56 all have an unbroken R in TRUST.

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Full Coin VAM 43 Images © Variety Slabbing Service, used with permission.

Full Coin VAM 43 Images © Heritage Auctions, used with permission. Attributed by Mitch Hill

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