1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

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1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by keilg1 » Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:42 am

Still insanely jealous of @messydesk's 1A2 pick up in such a high condition (http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6899 if any of you missed that great post).

Sorry I can't get a better picture of a recent purchase but I wanted to ask if you think this a 1A2 or a 1A3? Happy either way because it is a slabbed non-details XF45. Not the highest grade, but one I'm happy with.
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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by vampicker » Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:49 pm

VAM 1A3. Nice!
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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by lioncutter » Wed Dec 07, 2022 2:54 pm

I am also jealous of messy's 1A2. Yours is a great find of a 1A3.
The difference between 1A2 and 1A3 is when the dome die break (1A2) starts to extend the die break to the wreath (1A3) and becomes a complete die failure. Here is my 1A3 which I have not seen a later state yet.
In VAMworld 1.0 one of our experts in this field put a die progression photos up. Here it is as well.
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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:09 pm

I Like every one of the 1A's ,,,,,,very nice !!!!
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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by messydesk » Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:04 pm

Nice VAM 1A3!
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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by belmarbeach » Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:07 pm

Thought I knew which 91-O vam I had, but now I'm confused whether it is the 1A1- Stage 3 or 1A1-4. Using a 30X loupe, there are 2 die cracks between the A &T on the reverse, but not as pronounced as pictured in the the Vam guide. Also the break bump is polished down with a noticable chip in the center. Hard to get good closeup pics with an old 7 mp P&S camera. Thanks for your help.
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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by lured_in_again » Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:33 am

Last coin posted appears to be VAM 1a4, not seeing the swelling beginning above the olive branch leaves.

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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by belmarbeach » Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:25 pm

Thanks, had it originally as the 1A1, but the latest photos posted of vam progression also led me to believe it is a 1A1-4

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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by JASONKFLO » Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:29 am

Nice find
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Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Post by vamsterdam » Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:23 pm

I alwats wondered what damaged the reverse die but not the obverse. Might have been a defect in the reverse die that came out after the clash.

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