Characteristics are described with a degree of granularity intended for die identification more so than for die classification. A characteristic may not span the entire die progression. Thus, not all characteristics may be present in any one coin.

1878-S VAM-55 I2R5 AW050819

Obverse: II 26
  • All left stars are sextupled towards the rim. Some of the right stars appear to be sextupled as well.
  • RS4 broken.
  • Very fine polish lines throughout the lower hair curls.
  • Fine polish lines in LIBERTY. Most letters doubled at the left side.
  • Several gouges above the top cotton leaves.
  • Doubling at the bottom of the B of PLURIBUS and at the inside bottom of the second U in PLU and first U of UNUM.
  • Ear is doubled inside right and left. Die chips in the upper part of the ear. Polish marks in the ear opening.
  • Die chip in front of Liberty's eye. Die polish lines at the back of the eye.
Reverse: B2al.
  • Mint mark centered and upright.
  • Shallow feather engraved between eagle’s right wing and leg.
  • Slightly doubled UNITED STAT and top leaf cluster of left wreath towards rim.
  • G in God broken at the top.
  • R in trust not broken.
  • Raised dots and splotches in center of right wing from acid treated die
  • Die markers: Tiny raised dot on right side of upper tail feathers between eagle’s legs and curved depressed area on lowermost outside feather of eagle’s right wing.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-55 ] [ 1878-S VW List ]
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Topic revision: r5 - 13 May 2019, AndyWoj00

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