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1885 VAM?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2023 11:47 pm
by lhnumis1
The 1885 Coin in hand exhibits these diagnostics - (Normal/Far date)?, 1 dbld at top left of bottom crossbar & quad 5.
The coin in hand appears to be a new VAM. Below find list of doubled 5 & tripled 5 VAMs of 1885 from the VAM World 1885 Double Fives web-page along with images of the CIH.

Possible doubled & tripled VAMs:
Normal dates:
VAM#: Coin in hand absent these characteristics
V2:1 dbld at top, Dash under 8, long die polish line thru cap ribbon.
V6:All numerals in date dbld, numerals in dentils.
V10:Date set in middle of range, pitting on top & left of ear.
V11:Date set left of normal, die polishing line thru cap ribbon.
V12:Thin line set well above 5.
V13:Vertical polishing line @ back of mouth.
V14,14a:Thread impression.
V15:1st 8 dbld, lines in eye, nose & liberty.
Far dates:
V5,V5a:5 dbld at bottom.
V23,V23a,V23b:5 dbld at lower inside.
V31:5 dbld at bottom.
DOLLAR1885LOT427QUAD5OBV.jpg (61.7 KiB) Viewed 463 times
Date position & doubling at top left of bottom crossbar.
DOLLAR1885LOT427QUAD5OBV2.jpg (48.68 KiB) Viewed 463 times
The 5 in date
DOLLAR1885LOT427QUAD5OBV3.jpg (31.44 KiB) Viewed 463 times
The 5 in date from a different angle. Although it appears tripled, in hand it appears quadrupled. My digital camera does not have the resolution to exhibit the quad.
DOLLAR1885LOT427QUAD5OBV4.jpg (96.64 KiB) Viewed 463 times
DOLLAR1885LOT427QUAD5REV.jpg (63.38 KiB) Viewed 463 times