It is a VAM-30. Does it look like a quad LIBERTY? Maybe the B does.
Am I on the right track?
Yes you are on the right track as long as this was your starting point.
R in Trust unbroken; 4th star right broken
VAMming is all about specific die markers including date and mint mark position and most issues have a logical progression to follow in order to narrow down the possibilities. 1878-S begins with the arrow nock, short or long to determine B1 or B2 reverse. The next step would be the R in Trust and 4th right star. Most VAM
pages will have a "sort by" option above the official listings to help narrow down the possibilities. Some issues can be quite over-whelming without sorting.
to the madness!
Edited by dave700x
07/19/2018 06:57 am