1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?

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1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?

Post by keilg1 » Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:26 am

I'm a bit confused by the individual pages. The pages suggest they are different - with the 18 being a Hot 50 but the 30 not - but the pictures and descriptions are confusing.

As I read them I see they share the same obverse (clearly stated on the 18 description), yet they also share a 2 olive reverse with strong doubling of the eagle's left wing and nostril. Presumably the latter being what makes the 18 a Hot 50, because if it was the obverse that made it worth of the list, the 30 would also be a Hot 50?

I have a coin that has clear VAM-18 markers (see below) but how do I rule out the potential that it is a VAM-30?

Thanks!

First, overse pictures:
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Re: 1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?

Post by keilg1 » Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:28 am

Now the reverse pictures:
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Re: 1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?

Post by vampicker » Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:08 pm

It a VAM 18. But you've come across one of the defining examples of an 'evil mimic'.
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Re: 1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?

Post by keilg1 » Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:19 pm

Thanks! I'll happily take the 18 - crikey the 30s are, indeed, evil mimetics because the reverses are almost spot on to one another.

Again, happy with an 18...

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