1881-S VAM-57 Doubled Motto, S Tilted Left
Discovered by ANACS, April 2002.
57 III2 32 · C3p (Doubled Motto, S Tilted Left) ( ? ) I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 32 – Tops of URIBUS UNUM, 4 to 6 right stars and 1 to 4 left stars slightly doubled towards rim. Fine die polishing lines below 18. First 8 has tiny die chip inside upper loop at 11 o’clock.
Reverse C3p – Long diagonal polishing line below eagle’s left wing to leg on this die.
1. This reverse shared with VAM-37, VAM-42, VAM-44, VAM-51, VAM-57, and VAM-67
2. The reverse is the C3p reverse, which is a medium mint mark centered and tilted slightly left. However the 57 is the only reverse that has the diagonal polishing line.
3. In its later stage, the gouge under the wing gets polished away and the chips under the 18 turn to mush.
4. See 1881-S VAM-42A. Possible duplicate listing.
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-57 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©'[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at 'ANACS
NGC MS66, PCGS MS65 (OGH), PCGS MS64, PCGS MS63 PL, NGC MS63