1881-O VAM-18 Doubled 18, Die Gouge DOL & Denticle Impressions DOL
Discovered by Martin Field,August 1980, Revised 2012 by Brian Raines, Revised 2014 by VAMHusker 6 coin submittal
18 (revised) III2 10 ∙ C3a (Doubled 18, Die Gouge DOL & Denticle Impressions DOL) (176) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 10 - Doubled 18 with 1below upper crossbar and left 8 at top left inside of upper loop plus short die chip spike at top left inside of upper loop..
Reverse C3a - Long thin die gouge from D thru top of O over to L in DOLLAR. Gouge is from die rim edge impressed into die. Denticle impressions above gouge occurs on initial die state, but likely wore quickly making them faint on later die states. Earliest die state than VAMs 43, 1B _49.
1. VAMHusker's submittal for the gouged O and Denticle Impressions http://www.vamworld.com/81-O+Gouged+OL
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Full Coin Photos
From Hawkeye, Large Full Coin photo VAM-18 courtesy Variety Slabbing Service