1881-O VAM-49 Doubled Date, Stars, Ear Bottom & Upper Reverse, Die Gouge DOL
Discovery January 27, 2011 by Don Wilkinson. Revised 2021 Robert Whitehead.
49 III2 13 • C3a (Doubled Date, Stars, Ear Bottom & Upper Reverse, Die Gouge DOL) (176) I-2 R-6
Obverse III2 13 - Die Marker - Series of vertical polishing lines below cap ribbon
Reverse C3a - Long Thin die gouge thru DOL of DOLLAR. (Same reverse die as VAMs 1B,18 & 43.)
- From 2014 DOL/DI study submittal, Yes, has same reverse with die gouge thru DOL as VAMs 1B,18 & 43 but different obverse die. Doubled 1-1 looks like obverse of VAM 22, but can't tell if exactly the same die. No strong die markers for obverse, but weak ones evident. From discoverer, "there is some clashing of the cap between top right wreath and wing. His coin was an MS62 from ANACS.
- Obverse die shared with VAM 62. VAM 49 seems to be the earlier die stage.
- Same reverse die as VAMs 1B, 18 and 43.
- VAM 49 is the last usage of this reverse die.
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