1898-P VAM-2B Closed 9, Retained Cud NITED
Discovered June 2006.
2B III22 · C3a (Closed 9, Retained Cud NITED) (190) I-3 R-6
Reverse C3a– Die crack from rim above N thru tops of ITE and up to rim above D with slightly displaced and tilted field.
Small die chip between I & T.
1. Specimens with no IT die chip are EDS and are called VAM-2 and should command less of a premium than the full late die state complete with die chip and clear field displacement. LDS specimens will exhibit a thickening of the break coming off of the top right of the E and die breaks beginning to form where the break meets the denticles in addition to a noticeable increase in the size of the IT die chip. Plate photo is of MDS specimen.
LVA Plate Photos:
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-2B MDS (Medium Die State) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
PCGS MS64/CAC, PCGS MS64 (MDS), PCGS MS63 (LDS),