1898-P VAM-1 Open 9
1 III2 1-C3a (Open 9) (189) I-1, R-2
Obverse III2-1 - Normal Die of III2 type with open 9
1- Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.
2- The 'open 9' can really look 'closed' to the naked eye.--CLM
LVA Plate Photos
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1 Images© on loan to VAMworld [courtesy] ® ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler*
'* These LFCP photos below correspond to the thread above from Raybob15239.
This coin also address a post from Coinhound about the doubling in the bottom portion of the external ear.
From Heritage's auction archives a PCGS MS-67 with Heritage Plates [here] https:''coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1898-1-ms64-pcgs-pcgs-population-6593-3165-ngc-census-8838-3181-mintage-5-884-735-numismedia-wsl-price-for-prob/a/131604-27332.s?ic4=ListView-Thumbnail-071515 here
This next set of LFCP photos is more akin to the date photos that Logan McKechnie placed on the page back in 2009. It has some interesting features that include the three strong gouges into the field from the top wheat kernel. In all of the messaging concerning the 1898-P VAMs, there is no mention of this feature in any post. This set is from the [Heritage Auctions].