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Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.<br />
 
Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.<br />
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and a [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM.<br />
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and a [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM.<br />
'''1A III2 1 C3a (E on Reverse) (181) I-4 R-3'''<br />
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'''1A III2 1 C3a (E on Reverse) (181) I-4 R-3'''<br />
 
'''Reverse C3a''' - Clashed die with full E under eagle's tail feathers on left side.<br />
 
'''Reverse C3a''' - Clashed die with full E under eagle's tail feathers on left side.<br />
 
'''Comments:'''<br />
 
'''Comments:'''<br />
'''1-''' The die states of the 1A die pair have been catalogued as [[1891-O VAM-1A1]], [[1891-O VAM-1A2]], [[1891-O VAM-1A3]], and [[1891-O VAM-1A4]]. This VAM has a the strongest E clashed on the reverse of any Morgan dollar. In fact, the E on the reverse looks like it was actually part of the design it was so strong. This is a really cool variety well worth a substantial premium to own in AU. Mint state examples are exceptionally rare.<br />
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# The die states of the 1A die pair have been catalogued as [[1891-O VAM-1A1|VAM 1A1]], [[1891-O VAM-1A2|1A2]], [[1891-O VAM-1A3|1A3]], and [[1891-O VAM-1A4|1A4]]. This VAM has a the strongest E clashed on the reverse of any Morgan dollar, with many other letters of LIBERTY being visible as well. In fact, the E on the reverse looks like it was actually part of the design it was so strong. This is a really cool variety well worth a substantial premium to own in AU. Mint state examples are exceptionally rare.<br />
'''2-''' So the order in progression is<br />
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# The order in progression is<br />
* 1st VAM-1a1 Clash<br />
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## VAM 1A1 Clash<br />
* 2nd VAM-1a4 Clash Polishing and gouge<br />
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## VAM 1A4 Clash Polishing and gouge at A<br />
* 3rd VAM-1a2 Depression to Bump<br />
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## VAM 1A2 Depression to Bump<br />
* 4th VAM-1a3 Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED<br />
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## VAM 1A3 Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED<br />
* [[VAM-1A1 Through 1A4]]<br />
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# Complete progression shown here: [[VAM-1A1 Through 1A4]]<br />
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# A letter from Acting Mint Director Robert Preston, dated September 22, 1891, was found in 2020 (NARA RG104 E-1 Box 172) that refers to this variety as seen on coins submitted to a special assay.
 
'''Threads:'''<br />
 
'''Threads:'''<br />
== LVA Plate Photos ==
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# [http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3468 Letter from Preston]
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= LVA Plate Photos =
 
[[image:1891-O_Clashed_BERT.jpg |400px]][[image:1891-O VAM-1A Clashed D&O.jpg |400px]]<br />
 
[[image:1891-O_Clashed_BERT.jpg |400px]][[image:1891-O VAM-1A Clashed D&O.jpg |400px]]<br />
 
[[image:1891-O_VAM-1A-Clashed_O.jpg |400px]][[image:1891-O_VAM-1A_Late_Die_Stage.jpg |400px]]<br />
 
[[image:1891-O_VAM-1A-Clashed_O.jpg |400px]][[image:1891-O_VAM-1A_Late_Die_Stage.jpg |400px]]<br />
  
== Additional Photos ==
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= Additional Photos =
 
[[image:1891o_vam1a_rev.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:1891o_vam1a_rev.jpg]]<br />
 
Additionally, the reverse is loaded with extra design elements transferred from the obverse die when the two dies clashed together without a planchet in the chamber.<br />
 
Additionally, the reverse is loaded with extra design elements transferred from the obverse die when the two dies clashed together without a planchet in the chamber.<br />
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L in LIBERTY shows up on some of these.<br />
 
L in LIBERTY shows up on some of these.<br />
 
[[image:1891-O_LBERT_Rev.jpg |1035px ]]<br />
 
[[image:1891-O_LBERT_Rev.jpg |1035px ]]<br />
RSK posted this late die state example in an ANACS holder graded AU-53 Cleaned. Notice the cud at about 8 O'clock.<br />
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= Full Coin Photos =
[[image:91-O_R.jpg]]<br />
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Full Coin VAM 1A Images © [[image:TeletTradeLogo14.jpg |63px ]], used with permission. Attributed by ANACS [[image:ANACS_LOGO3.jpg]]<br />
== Full Coin Photos ==
 
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1A Images© on loan to VAMworld [[http://www.teletrade.com/ courtesy]] [[image:TeletTradeLogo14.jpg |63px ]]'''®''' ATTRIBUTED BY '''ANACS''' [[image:ANACS_LOGO3.jpg]]<br />
 
 
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<gallery mode="slideshow">
 
1891-O_RonH_VAM-1A_OBV_TT_04082011.jpg
 
1891-O_RonH_VAM-1A_OBV_TT_04082011.jpg
 
1891-O_RonH_VAM-1A_REV_TT_04082011.jpg
 
1891-O_RonH_VAM-1A_REV_TT_04082011.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
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Latest revision as of 14:37, 24 March 2020

1891-O VAM-1A Clashed E Reverse

Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.
This coin is a Top 100 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.
1A III2 1 • C3a (E on Reverse) (181) I-4 R-3
Reverse C3a - Clashed die with full E under eagle's tail feathers on left side.
Comments:

  1. The die states of the 1A die pair have been catalogued as VAM 1A1, 1A2, 1A3, and 1A4. This VAM has a the strongest E clashed on the reverse of any Morgan dollar, with many other letters of LIBERTY being visible as well. In fact, the E on the reverse looks like it was actually part of the design it was so strong. This is a really cool variety well worth a substantial premium to own in AU. Mint state examples are exceptionally rare.
  2. The order in progression is
    1. VAM 1A1 Clash
    2. VAM 1A4 Clash Polishing and gouge at A
    3. VAM 1A2 Depression to Bump
    4. VAM 1A3 Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED
  3. Complete progression shown here: VAM-1A1 Through 1A4
  4. A letter from Acting Mint Director Robert Preston, dated September 22, 1891, was found in 2020 (NARA RG104 E-1 Box 172) that refers to this variety as seen on coins submitted to a special assay.

Threads:

  1. Letter from Preston

LVA Plate Photos

1891-O Clashed BERT.jpg1891-O VAM-1A Clashed D&O.jpg
1891-O VAM-1A-Clashed O.jpg1891-O VAM-1A Late Die Stage.jpg

Additional Photos

1891o vam1a rev.jpg
Additionally, the reverse is loaded with extra design elements transferred from the obverse die when the two dies clashed together without a planchet in the chamber.
1891o vam1a rev b.jpg
L in LIBERTY shows up on some of these.
1891-O LBERT Rev.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin VAM 1A Images © TeletTradeLogo14.jpg, used with permission. Attributed by ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg