1889-P VAM-30

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1889-P VAM-30 Doubled Ear

Discovered by Brent Fogelberg, Sept. 2000. Revised by C. Logan McKechnie September 2002. Revised by D_E Codner, B. Fogelberg & J. Roberts, September 23, 2012.
30 (revised) III2 27 C3a (Doubled Ear) (190) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 27- Ear slightly doubled at right inside, top left inside and bottom outside. Date slightly left of normal position.
Diagnostics - Single thin diagonal polishing line at lower right edge of right cotton boll. Slight doubled left edges of two hair curls behind jaw. Late die state shows extreme wear with faint vertical ridges in front of Liberty head neck (Former VAM 51).
Reverse C3a - Slight doubling of lower arrow shaft.

1. Be aware that the doubled ear of the VAM 30 is an "Evil Mimic" with the VAM-15, as pointed out by John Roberts user:vampicker and confirmed by Mr. Leroy Van Allen. Check your date placement to make sure of which variety you actually have.
2. Date position for the VAM-15 is Normal Right on the 3rd denticle to the right of the bust point whereas, the date position for VAM-30 is Normal Left on the same denticle.


LVA Plate Photos:

1889-P VAM-30 Dbld Ear.jpg 1889-P VAM-30 Dbld Curls.jpg

Additional Photos:

The photo's below are courtesy B. Folgelberg, pics taken of his VAM 30 Discovery piece by user:albannach, thank you sir!
DJC 1889 BF30DC DatePlacerh.jpg

DJC 1889 BF30DC 1rh-horz.jpg
Die Markers
The photos below are from the LDS of the VAM 30 (Formerly VAM 51)
89 V51 ear.jpg 89 V51 scratch boll.jpg

89 v51 date.jpg
Sunken areas around many of the obverse elements may be found on the late die state of VAM-30
89 v51 rib.jpg
LDS: Heavy vertical ridges in field, likely caused by a phenomenon associated with die clashing known as "instantaneous degradation".
89 v51 field ridges.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-30 Images© on loan to VAMworld [courtesy] TeletTradeLogo14.jpg'®'ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-30 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

1889 RonH VAM-30 OBV 092172012TT.jpg

1889 RonH VAM-30 REV 09172012TT.jpg