1888-P VAM-12 Doubled Ear, High Date, Doubled Reverse
Discovered by Martin Field, February 1979.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
12(revised) III220 · C3e (Doubled Ear, High Date, Doubled Reverse) (190) I-3 R-4
Obverse III220– Ear slightly doubled at bottom of opening and at lower outside. Date set slightly high.Die Marker-Single diagonal polishing line in hair opening below Phrygian cap.
Reverse C3e– Lower inside of letters doubled in U-TED STATES OF AMERICA. Doubled top inside of LLAR and right star towards rim. Left and right wreath doubled towards rim with some tripled left leaves, Slightly doubled left tail feather ends and of arrow feathers and bottom of olive leaves. W- Rust in motto doubled at top. Extremely over polished obverse & reverse dies due to removing clash marks.
1. Reverse C3e shared with VAM-12A, VAM-24, VAM-24A.
2. Some VAM-41 Rev Plate Photos are used below. In Nov. 2014 VAM-41 was determined to be VAM-24, a previous use of VAM-12's Rev.
3. Very late stages of VAM-12 may not exhibit strong doubling in the Rev legend due to die wear.
LVA Plate Photos:
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-12 Images© on loan to VAMworld ® ATTRIBUTION and PHOTO BY Algot Stephenson