1889-O VAM-20A

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1889-O VAM-20A Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak E

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, March 1998. Revised 2004.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
20A (revised) III2 12 ∙ C3a (Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak E) (181) I-3 R-7
Obverse III2 12 - Clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf.
Reverse C3a - Normal, but clashed die at bottom with weak partial raised E from LIBERTY showing below eagle's tail feathers on left side. Only top back & faint middle serif of E shows.

1. Later die state of VAM-20. Exceedingly rare in all grades.
2. Note: Not all clashed VAM-20's are VAM-20A. Subsequent action by the mint removed the E reverse. This stage is listed as VAM-20B.

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LVA Plate Photos:

1889-O VAM-20A Clashed E.jpg 1889-O VAM-20A Partial E.jpg 1889-O VAM-20A Weak Clashed O.jpg

Additional Photos:

Slanted Date:
1889-O VAM-20 Slanted Date.jpg
Polishing lines in LIBERTY:
1889-O VAM-20 LIBERTY polishing lines.jpg
Very rare E Reverse:


Clashed Phrygian Cap
CFE 05-20-2010 1889-O CAP-CLASH1.jpg CFE 05-20-2010 1889-O MM2.jpg

CFE 12-04-2010 1889-O V20A FOREHEAD-CLASH1.jpg

Full Coin Photos

By Mitch Hill,Full Coin VAM-20A Images photographed and ATTRIBUTED BY John Baumgart @ Variety Slabbing Service.jpg