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=1891-O VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT=  
 
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Discovered September 1891, Robert Preston (unofficial)<br/>
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM.<br />
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM.<br />
'''1A1'''(revised) '''III21 · C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT) (181) I-5 R-5'''<br />
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'''1A1'''(revised) '''III2 1 · C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT) (181) I-5 R-5'''<br />
'''Obverse III21–''' Strongly clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Part of incuse top of D of DOLLAR from reverse shows below I of PLURIBUS.<br />
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'''Obverse III2 1 –''' Strongly clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Part of incuse top of D of DOLLAR from reverse shows below I of PLURIBUS.<br />
'''Reverse C3a–''' Strongly clashed die with full raised E below eagle’s tail feathers on left side and partial raised B at left of E, tip of R to right of E and raised bar of T in middle of tail feathers from obverse LIBERTY. Centered circular medium III O mint mark.<br />
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'''Reverse C3a –''' Strongly clashed die with full raised E below eagle’s tail feathers on left side and partial raised B at left of E, tip of R to right of E and raised bar of T in middle of tail feathers from obverse LIBERTY. Centered circular medium III O mint mark.<br />
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'''Comments:'''<br />
 
'''Comments:'''<br />
'''1-''' Four die states of this die pair have been catalogued.<br />
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# Four die states of this die pair have been cataloged with the following progression:<br />
The order in progression is:<br />
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#* 1st VAM 1A1 Clash<br />
* 1st VAM-1a1 Clash<br />
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#* 2nd [[1891-O VAM-1A4|VAM 1A4]] Clash Polishing and gouge<br />
* 2nd VAM-1a4 Clash Polishing and gouge<br />
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#* 3rd [[1891-O VAM-1A2|VAM 1A2]] Depression to Bump<br />
* 3rd VAM-1a2 Depression to Bump<br />
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#* 4th [[1891-O VAM-1A3|VAM 1A3]] Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED<br />
* 4th VAM-1a3 Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED<br />
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# The final die state, [[1891-O VAM-1A3|VAM 1A3]], has a large raised vertical bar break on left side of profile line extending up to wreath leaf.<br />
* [[VAM-1A1 Through 1A4|VAM-1A1 Through 1A4]]<br />
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# 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.<br />
'''2-''' The final die state [[1891-O VAM-1A3|1891-O VAM-1A3]] has a large raised verticle bar break on left side of profile line extending up to wreath leaf.<br />
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# This is a really cool variety well worth a substantial premium to own in AU. Mint state examples are exceptionally rare.<br />
'''3-''' 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.<br />
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'''4-''' This is a really cool variety well worth a substantial premium to own in AU. Mint state examples are exceptionally rare.<br />
 
 
'''Threads:'''<br />
 
'''Threads:'''<br />
Russ's Coin to LVA 2013 http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/65101022<br />
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# Russ's Coin to LVA 2013 http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/share/view/65101022<br />
[[http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/5593034#5595712 http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/5593034#5595712]]<br />
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# [[http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/5593034#5595712]]<br />
[[http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/15400546]]<br />
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# [http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/15400546 AdiosVW-II Thread]<br />
== LVA Plate Photos ==
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= LVA Plate Photo =
 
[[image:1891-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_E1.jpg |415px]][[image:1891-O_Clashed_BERT.jpg |415px]]<br />
 
[[image:1891-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_E1.jpg |415px]][[image:1891-O_Clashed_BERT.jpg |415px]]<br />
[[image:1891-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_D_O.jpg |415px]][[image:1891-O_VAM-1A-Clashed_O.jpg |415px]]<br />
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[[image:1891-O VAM-1A Clashed D&O.jpg |415px]][[image:1891-O_VAM-1A-Clashed_O.jpg |415px]]<br />
== Additional Photos ==
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[[image:1891o_vam1a_rev.jpg]]<br />
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= Additional Photos =
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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<gallery mode=packed widths=400 heights=300 style="text-align:left">
[[image:1891o_vam1a_rev_b.jpg]]<br />
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1891o_vam1a_rev.jpg
== Full Coin Photos ==
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1891o_vam1a_rev_b.jpg|The reverse is loaded with other design elements transferred from the obverse die when the two dies clashed.
====Large Full Coin of VAM-1A1 Photo and '''Attribution By ''''''TwoHawks'''====
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</gallery>
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This letter from the acting Mint Director to the Superintendent of the Mint in 1891 shows this variety being discovered as a result of a special assay.<br/>
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[[image:mintletter_91ov1a.jpg]]
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= Full Coin Photos =
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Large Full Coin of VAM-1A1 Photo and Attribution by TwoHawks<br />
 
<gallery mode="slideshow">
 
<gallery mode="slideshow">
 
rjj-1891progression1047_1a1.jpg
 
rjj-1891progression1047_1a1.jpg

Latest revision as of 12:27, 14 September 2020

1891-O VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT

Discovered September 1891, Robert Preston (unofficial)
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
1A1(revised) III2 1 · C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT) (181) I-5 R-5
Obverse III2 1 – Strongly clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Part of incuse top of D of DOLLAR from reverse shows below I of PLURIBUS.
Reverse C3a – Strongly clashed die with full raised E below eagle’s tail feathers on left side and partial raised B at left of E, tip of R to right of E and raised bar of T in middle of tail feathers from obverse LIBERTY. Centered circular medium III O mint mark.

Comments:

  1. Four die states of this die pair have been cataloged with the following progression:
    • 1st VAM 1A1 Clash
    • 2nd VAM 1A4 Clash Polishing and gouge
    • 3rd VAM 1A2 Depression to Bump
    • 4th VAM 1A3 Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED
  2. The final die state, VAM 1A3, has a large raised vertical bar break on left side of profile line extending up to wreath leaf.
  3. 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.
  4. This is a really cool variety well worth a substantial premium to own in AU. Mint state examples are exceptionally rare.

Threads:

  1. Russ's Coin to LVA 2013 http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/share/view/65101022
  2. [[1]]
  3. AdiosVW-II Thread

LVA Plate Photo

1891-O VAM-1A Clashed E1.jpg1891-O Clashed BERT.jpg
1891-O VAM-1A Clashed D&O.jpg1891-O VAM-1A-Clashed O.jpg

Additional Photos

This letter from the acting Mint Director to the Superintendent of the Mint in 1891 shows this variety being discovered as a result of a special assay.
Mintletter 91ov1a.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin of VAM-1A1 Photo and Attribution by TwoHawks

6/2017
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