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1891-O VAM-1A4

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1891-O VAM-1A4 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Gouge AT

Discovery 2013 Russ James
III2 - C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Gouge AT)(181) I-5 R-5
Obverse III2 1 - Fine vertical polishing lines on clash mark in front of forehead.
Reverse C2a - Two small diagonal die gouges between AT in STATES. Occurs after V-1a1 die clash but before V-1a2 die break.

1. One other thing Leroy missed is this coin has a very rusty reverse die.
2. So the order in progression is:

  • 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
  • VAM-1A1 Through 1A4

3. This is a very grade sensitive variety in all 4 VAMs; AU-58 and up are extremely Rare, and VAM-1A3 is just as rare in any AU grade.

1. Russ's coin LVA 2013

LVA Plate Photos:


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Full Coin Photos

Discovery Coin From Twohawks, Large Full Coin of VAM-1A4 Images By RUSS and Attribution By 'Leroy Van Allen'

Discovery Coin PCGS MS-63 cert 28574476