1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

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1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by jtlee321 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:47 am

Has anyone noticed this die chip in the wreath on the 1887 V12a? I was just looking over my new purchase today and I don't see it as notated on the main 21a page. Is it possible this is a new discovery? I know this is a common but popular VAM.

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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by lured_in_again » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:00 am

see note below.....
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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by lured_in_again » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:05 am

Not a VAM I had ever looked at closely, but really like the look of it. It does appear to be a later die state than the full coin photos of VAM 12a (die crack above bonnet) Thanks for posting it

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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by Vam-mysterio » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:50 am

Can you post a closeup of the die break
This die stage may actually qualify for a new vam 12B?!
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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by jtlee321 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:16 am

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:50 am
Can you post a closeup of the die break
This die stage may actually qualify for a new vam 12B?!
This is the best I can do at the moment with my setup.
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I did see a slightly early chip on the last Heritage Link on the 12a page. The 17th coin shows some of this chip forming.

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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by messydesk » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:16 pm

I would consider this to be a listable die break on the wreath.
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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by VamHelsing » Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:49 pm

I like the toning!

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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by mikev50 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:16 pm

fantastic coin and toning---no opinion on the die chip----

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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by jtlee321 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:19 pm

messydesk wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:16 pm
I would consider this to be a listable die break on the wreath.
Well this has me a bit excited. :D

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Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Post by jtlee321 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:20 pm

VamHelsing wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:49 pm
I like the toning!
The toning got my eye as well. It looks like it was a crackout from an old NGC holder. It just has that look.

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