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1884 O/O with E?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:03 pm
by Dirtdoctor
Can't find a good fit for this one yet in that it seems to combine some attributes of different VAMs. It has a double clash and I keep straining to see if there are letter transfers combined with re-punched mint mark. Otherwise it looks like V9 O/O Right

While searching I can't get my eyes off what appears to be a faint "E", and none of the VAMs have that. No other strong letter transfers that I see. I inserted the jpg of a strong E to show perspective and it seems to fit. Am I imagining things?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Re: 1884 O/O with E?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:33 pm
by alefzero
Top of the obverse clashing?

Re: 1884 O/O with E?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:46 pm
by Dirtdoctor
Double clash over wing up towards "In", and double clash under chin. One stronger than the other but you can see both. Single visible impact by eagles right wing.

Re: 1884 O/O with E?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:54 pm
by CascadeChris
I see what you think is an E popping out of the wreath leaf but the position is impossible. Very solid, if faint, evil mimic..

Re: 1884 O/O with E?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:56 pm
by ljs123
I believe you have a VAM-7.
If there is pitting in the D of DOLLAR, then you have a VAM-7A.
Sorry, but so far, no one has found one with any letter transfer. :(
Who knows, maybe yours is the first.

Re: 1884 O/O with E?

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:30 pm
by Dirtdoctor
You are all really good. Thanks for the feedback. I kind of had my hopes up because the "ghost" of an E is generally the right angle and size, but I see what you say about position.

I can see some raised dots and will go with the 7a. Again thanks all.