1897-P VAM-2

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1897-P VAM-2 Near Date, Doubled 18

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, February 1967.
2 III2 2 - C3a (Doubled 18) (190) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 2 - 1 doubled as line below base. 8 strongly doubled at bottom. Date set further left than normal.
1- Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.
2- Not listed in description but may have slight wreath doubling.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

1897-P VAM-2date18.jpg
ARS 1897 P VAM2 1.jpg
ARS 1897 P VAM2 2.jpg
ARS 1897 P VAM2 3.jpg
LDS die cracks below.
Later die states show die cracks ER in AMERICA.
SWH 1897-P VAM-2 ER in AMERICA.jpg
Die Cracks A in DOLLAR.
SWH 1897-P A IN DOLLAR.jpg
Die crack between LL in Dollar.
Two curved lines below cotton bolls.
ARS 1897 P VAM2 14.jpg
Die scratches eagles right wing, on inner part of outer feathers, 4th and fifth from bottom.
ARS 1897 P VAM2 12 red.jpg
Here's a VAM-2 with clashed line in neck...
1897 RonH VAM-2 OBV showing a later stage with clash 07072014.jpg

Full Coin Photos

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