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-36 I5R5 AW051518 WOW! VAM

Obverse: II-1 Die 1
  • Slight doubling of the right upper side of the 7 in date.
  • Two raised dots at inside of ear opening.
  • Heavy polish marks in the front of and rear of eye.
  • Fourth right star broken.
  • Slight doubling of lower serif of B in PLURIBUS and left side of LIBERTY band.
Reverse: B2x Short Nock
  • Feather engraved between eagle's right wing and leg.
  • Portions of feathers acid treated with raised areas in center of both wings, next to body on eagle's left wing and on upper tail feathers.
  • R in trust broken.
  • Top of G in God shows a mild break.
Comments: Date postion is in the hub so it does not move on 1878-1883 Morgans. Same holds true for 1921 Morgans. Most extensive touch-up engraving of any Morgan Dollar working die.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-36 ] [ 36A ] [ VAM-36B ] [ 1878-S VAM List ]
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Topic revision: r6 - 15 Apr 2019, AndyWoj00

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