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1897 Vam 6A

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:28 pm
by yobo
I picked up a 1897 Vam 6A at a coin show that has a dot on the eye. I have a few of these and have not found any others with a dot. Any help would be nice. Thanks.
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Re: 1897 Vam 6A

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:56 pm
by vampicker
Surface crud, not in the die

Re: 1897 Vam 6A

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:42 pm
by yobo
No it is a a dot on the eye.The obverse matches an EDS of a Vam 1 with the pitting of vam 1A. I went to my LCS and he helped to verify the vam 1A.

Re: 1897 Vam 6A

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:22 pm
by vampicker
So is the J shaped scratch at the bottom of the ear present? Why is the 'dot' a different color?
I'll invite you to entertain the idea that I and others on this site might know a little bit more about VAMs than your guy at the local coin store.