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Post by Pareidoliac » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:14 am

I'm looking at an 1898-O. I think it is VAM-7B Near Date, O Set High, Clashed Obverse n & t, Clashed Reverse M. See photos. I see the t. I think I see the m. I think I see the n in the obverse field by Liberty's neck, though not sure.

Question: Can a clashed n be on Liberty's neck or must it be in the obverse field?

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1898-O clashed m.jpg
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1898-O neck.jpg
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1898-O clashed t.jpg
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Re: 1898-O

Post by ljs123 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:39 am

I am not aware of any letter transfer on the neck of any VAM. The 7B n transfer is in the field.
The neck is the high portion of the coin. That means the neck is in a recessed area of the die that presses the metal round. If a metal round was missing and the dies clashed, it would be very difficult for the opposite die to strike in the recessed area of the neck.
Having said that, I do know there are some VAMs that show some clashing on the face/neck, but it is not letter transfer.
Also, some letter transfer does show up in the hair curls.
I hope this makes sense,

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Re: 1898-O

Post by RMG1883CC » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:20 pm

That Lady sure looks 7B,,,,,,
WE got those on SD - http://www.silverdye.us/wiki/Main/WebHome

and many 98-O's,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: 1898-O

Post by blh74 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:59 pm

I just want to see pics. I wonder how many people skip your site because of the hassle? Sorry about that!

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