1883-P VAM-2 Dash Under 8
Discovered by A. George Mallis, June 1965. Revised 2013
2 (revised) III2 2 ∙ C3a (Low Dash Under 8) (193) I-2 R-5 (R-4????)
Obverse III2 2 – Short dash well below the right 8.
Die marker - Series of horizontal die scratches at top outside of ear and below lower cotton leaf.
Reverse C3a – Normal die
1. There are many VAMS known with the mysterious dash below the second 8. According to Jeff Oxman, the dash is a leftover date alignment mark not completely polished off the die.
2. VAM-2 Obverse is the LDS of the VAM-16 Obverse.
3. VAM-2 Reverse Marker is the cracks by left Lower star and O in ONE, and the crack by Eagles left Wing and A in AMERICA these are Different the VAM-16