Help with 1900-O

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Help with 1900-O

Post by Scooby_Due » Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:51 pm

Hello everyone!

I used to collect varieties back in the day (mostly Lincolns) and had just crossed over into the VAM world when I had to take a break from coin collecting.

I had this coin attributed as a 14A or 41A back then and now I see they have all been re-assigned as 35A and now I'm even second guessing that diagnosis.

It has the die break under the date and the double line clash marks below her neck.
The two coming off her lips are visible as well.
The reverse contains the clash mark below the N and the clash mark next to the olive branch is there but faint and very difficult to photograph.

My question is regarding the die cracks on the reverse. I see no mention of them as a PUP.
Does this change anything?

They are quite prominent starting from the star and going through the top of UNIT and another starting at the rim above the M and proceeding along the top of ERI.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Help with 1900-O

Post by blaircountycoin » Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:28 pm

I am not an expert, but I can see a 35A. Hard to see 2 other factors in your pictures. Does it have the clash on the reverse, and the clashing in the lips area on the obverse?

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Re: Help with 1900-O

Post by Bigbub » Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:27 pm

This is the VAM-35A. It has single and double clashing varieties. As the die aged, more and more die cracking appeared, but that does not change the designation.

It was at one time designated as both the VAM-14A and VAM-41A, but that was finally resolved and eliminated. They are fairly common and available in high grades.

It is also an evil mimic of the VAM-29A, a Top 100 coin, but the die break on the date of VAM-35A goes further past the neck point denticle.

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Re: Help with 1900-O

Post by Scooby_Due » Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:32 pm

Thank you both for confirming!

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