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=1899-O VAM-5 Micro O, Lines in Wings=  
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=1899-O VAM-5 Small Micro O Set Very High & Upright, Slanted Date=  
 
Discovered by Melvin Carmichael, August 1951.<br />
 
Discovered by Melvin Carmichael, August 1951.<br />
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM.<br />
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM.<br />
 
'''5'''(revised) '''III211 • C3d (Small Micro O Set Very High & Upright, Slanted Date) (181) I-3 R-5'''<br />
 
'''5'''(revised) '''III211 • C3d (Small Micro O Set Very High & Upright, Slanted Date) (181) I-3 R-5'''<br />
'''Obverse III211–''' Slanted date with second 9 higher than 1 and at left edge of normal lateral position. Slanted date at left of normal position. Bottom loop of second 9 partially filled. Clashed die on later die state but no clashed letters. Diagonal clash line from neck just below jaw-neck junction. ''Die marker–'' Polishing line below rear of nose.<br />
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'''Obverse III211–''' Slanted date with second 9 higher than 1 and at left edge of normal lateral position. Slanted date at left of normal position. Bottom loop of second 9 partially filled. Clashed die on later die state but no clashed letters. Diagonal clash line from neck just below jaw-neck junction. <br />
'''Reverse C3d–''' Small micro I O mint mark set very high and centered with slight tilt to right. ''Die marker''– Heavy diagonal die polishing/gouge lines in middle of eagle’s left wing.<br />
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''Die marker–'' Polishing line below rear of nose.<br />
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'''Reverse C3d–''' Small micro I O mint mark set very high and centered with slight tilt to right. <br />
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''Die marker''– Heavy diagonal die polishing/gouge lines in middle of eagle’s left wing.<br />
  
 
'''Comments:'''<br />
 
'''Comments:'''<br />
1. 1899-O VAM-5 Micro O with Lines in wing. In 1899, the mint mark punch from a Barber Quarter was used on the some Morgan dollars. VAM-5 is the variety identified in the Top 100 book as the most rare of the VAMs. It has die gouges in the wing making for a spectacular variety. While VG to Fine micro O coins are tough, but not impossible to locate. Nice AU and above coins are ultra-rare! This photo below is the VAM-5. Be careful not to mistake this with the [[1899-O VAM-6]], which also has lines in the wing but which are less dramatic.<br />
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'''1.''' 1899-O VAM-5 Micro O with Lines in wing. In 1899, the mint mark punch from a Barber Quarter was used on the some Morgan dollars. VAM-5 is the variety identified in the Top 100 book as the most rare of the VAMs. It has die gouges in the wing making for a spectacular variety. While VG to Fine micro O coins are tough, but not impossible to locate. Nice AU and above coins are ultra-rare! This photo below is the VAM-5. Be careful not to mistake this with the [[1899-O VAM-6]], which also has lines in the wing but which are less dramatic.<br />
  
 
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[[image:1899-O_VAM-5_Slanted_Date.jpg |400px]] [[image:1899-O_VAM-5_Designer's_Initial_M.jpg |400px]]<br />
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[[image:1899-O_VAM-5_Wing_Edge.jpg |400px]] [[image:1899-O_VAM-5_Micro_O_Very_High_Upright.jpg |400px]]<br />
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image:1899-O_VAM-5_Slanted_Date.jpg
[[image:1899-O_VAM-5_Lines_in_Wing.jpg |400px]]<br /
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image:1899-O_VAM-5_Designer's_Initial_M.jpg  
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image:1899-O_VAM-5_Wing_Edge.jpg  
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image:1899-O_VAM-5_Micro_O_Very_High_Upright.jpg  
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Latest revision as of 16:11, 10 February 2019

1899-O VAM-5 Small Micro O Set Very High & Upright, Slanted Date

Discovered by Melvin Carmichael, August 1951.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
5(revised) III211 • C3d (Small Micro O Set Very High & Upright, Slanted Date) (181) I-3 R-5
Obverse III211– Slanted date with second 9 higher than 1 and at left edge of normal lateral position. Slanted date at left of normal position. Bottom loop of second 9 partially filled. Clashed die on later die state but no clashed letters. Diagonal clash line from neck just below jaw-neck junction.
Die marker– Polishing line below rear of nose.
Reverse C3d– Small micro I O mint mark set very high and centered with slight tilt to right.
Die marker– Heavy diagonal die polishing/gouge lines in middle of eagle’s left wing.

Comments:
1. 1899-O VAM-5 Micro O with Lines in wing. In 1899, the mint mark punch from a Barber Quarter was used on the some Morgan dollars. VAM-5 is the variety identified in the Top 100 book as the most rare of the VAMs. It has die gouges in the wing making for a spectacular variety. While VG to Fine micro O coins are tough, but not impossible to locate. Nice AU and above coins are ultra-rare! This photo below is the VAM-5. Be careful not to mistake this with the 1899-O VAM-6, which also has lines in the wing but which are less dramatic.

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Die marker– Polishing line below rear of nose.
NM 1899-O VAM-5 Nose-Gouge.jpg

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