1892-S VAM-8

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1892-S VAM-8 Doubled/Tripled Hair, Doubled Upper TF

Discovered by Bill Affanato, January 1998.
Revised September 3, 2021 by LateDateMorganGuy.
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.
8 III24 · C3a (Doubled/Tripled Hair, Doubled Upper TF) (189) I-3 R-5
Obverse III24– Doubled and tripled hair strand ends in lower area of hair. Doubled designer’s initial M on left inside. Some light tripling on hair strands below middle of cap bottom and below ear. With Die 1 rev - Some horizontal die polishing lines inside ear. LIBERTY has heavy diagonal polishing lines, some light polishing lines at forehead hairline, and rear of eye. With Die 2 rev - Light vertical polishing lines inside ear, extensive vertical polishing lines on forehead and eye, shallow bottom of TY in LIBERTY and in hair below RTY.

Reverse C3a - Die 1 - IV S mint mark centered and slightly high. No polishing lines in wing neck gap. Die 2 - IV S mint mark centered and at normal height. Extensive diagonal polishing lines in wing neck-gap. Some heavy long vertical die polishing lines in upper TF extending up into left side of breast geathers - likely is attempt to minimize on lower edge of all six lower feathers.

Comments:
1. Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.

Threads:
1. 2021 LVA Revision Letter.

LVA Plate Photos:

1892-S VAM-8 Dbld & Tripled Hair Ends.jpg

LVA Plate Photos for 2021 Revision:

EDS of VAM-8 Die Pair 1

LDS of VAM-8

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Full Coin Photos

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