1887 O VAM 4 Question

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ShamShield
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1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by ShamShield » Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:36 pm

I've identified this coin as a VAM 4 which talks about clashing but no letter transfer. I am not familiar with this particular clashing above the eagle wing and was wondering what the clashing is? I also added some additional photos of the coin.
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ShamShield
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Re: 1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by ShamShield » Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:37 pm

Whole coin
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Re: 1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by Jodemyer » Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:12 am

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Re: 1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by keilg1 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:47 am

Adding to the educational process. Memorize the Attribution 101 page eventually... for now see: http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... e_Clashing.

Happy hunting and learning...

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Re: 1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by dave700x » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:15 pm

The fifth image down with the mark off the wing is a die gouge similar to that of the 1883-O VAM-1D.
1883-O nut

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Re: 1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by messydesk » Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:44 pm

Look at the top edge of the eagle's right (viewer's left) wing and you'll see a vertical line that goes up to the left edge of the G in God, then hooks into the wing. That's the clash.
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Re: 1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by ShamShield » Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:54 pm

I saw that clash, it was the shorter kind of twisty one out of the same wing but closer to the beak that I was confused as what the clash could be. I appreciate the link and the feedback.

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Re: 1887 O VAM 4 Question

Post by morganman » Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:31 am

Personally, I am a clasher & die break junkie !! Many Morgans that display strong clashing &
die breaks also are superior in quality thus
deserving of a closer look/analysis

Morgans that have multiple obverse clashes (counter clashing) are really cool and
desirable. Counter clash= Clash obv- Nose/chin/mouth/neck & Large hair vee &
some raised letter clashing in small hair vee as well on some.
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