Complete 1885-O set for sale

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weth
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Complete 1885-O set for sale

Post by weth » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:30 pm

Hi gang,

There are two complete 1885-O sets in the SSDC Registry; fogie has one, and I have the other. Would you like to have the third complete 1885-O set? I am offering up for sale a certified, attributed set of all 31 known 1885-O die varieties.

It’s sort of odd that there isn’t more to the 1885-O set. The annual report of the Director of the Mint states that there were 124 die pairs used at the New Orleans mint in 1885, but only 28 die pairings have been identified. Maybe the rest were destroyed in the Pittman melt or at other times, but that just seems like a high percentage lost. My die study work has been mostly ablative, in that I helped to kill VAMs 8 and 11A, as well as showed that the VAM 13A discovery is really part of the VAM 18 family. Of the 28 die varieties, I’ve only found six that clashed, and of those six only one has letter transfer. Only one other die pairing has a late die stage worth noting. Maybe more LDS examples will surface, or some hoard with a new variety will come to light, but as of right now there are only 31 slots in the SSDC set for this year and mintmark.

Offering the following complete 1885-O set - all certified, all mint state, all attributed correctly. Asking $3500 for all 31 coins, delivered.

1 VAM 1 NGC MS64 MCCLAREN VSS
2 VAM 1A ANACS MS64 AOH
3 VAM 1C ANACS MS65 AOH
4 VAM 2 ICG MS64 VSS
5 VAM 3 PCGS MS63 VSS
6 VAM 4 NGC MS63 BINION VSS
7 VAM 5 ANACS MS63 VSS
8 VAM 9 PCGS MS63 VSS
9 VAM 10 PCGS MS64 VSS
10 VAM 11 PCGS MS64 VSS
11 VAM 12 NGC MS63 VSS
12 VAM 13 NGC MS63 VSS
13 VAM 14 PCGS MS63 VSS
14 VAM 16 PCGS MS64 VSS
15 VAM 17 PCGS MS65 VSS
16 VAM 18 PCGS MS64 VSS
17 VAM 18A PCGS MS63 VSS
18 VAM 18B PCGS MS62 VSS
19 VAM 21 NGC MS63 VSS
20 VAM 22 PCGS MS64 VSS
21 VAM 23 PCGS MS63 VSS
22 VAM 24 PCGS MS63 VSS
23 VAM 25 NGC MS63 VSS
24 VAM 25A PCGS MS63 VSS
25 VAM 26 PCGS MS64+ VSS
26 VAM 28 NGC MS62 VSS
27 VAM 29 NGC MS62 VSS
28 VAM 30 NGC MS64 VSS
29 VAM 31 PCGS MS64 VSS
30 VAM 33 NGC MS62 VSS
31 VAM 34 PCGS MS64 VSS

Thanks for your consideration!

Tom / weth

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