1900-S VAM-10A

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1900-S VAM-10A Break Lower Hair, Gouge Right Star

Discovered by Jerry Robertson, May 2005.

10A III22 · C3g (Near Date, High S, Break Lower Hair, Gouge Right Star) I-3 R-6
Obverse III22– Die break in hair above first right star and short slanted die gouge below first right star.
Reverse C3g - IV S mint mark set high.

Same obverse die as 1900-S VAM-6

Comments: The rare (R-6) VAM-10A die state is the key variety for the date and has a die gouge below and to the left of the first right star, emerging from the third denticle to the right of the date, and breaks in the hair. There are also long fine die scratches through the cotton leaves and cracks and small breaks in the folded part of Liberty's cap.

LVA Plate Photos

1900-S VAM-10A Hair Break, Gouge.jpg

Additional Photos

1900-S-10A-obv.jpg1900-S-10A-rev.jpg
1900-S VAM-10 is identified by its near date and high S mint mark.
1900-S-10A-date.jpg1900-S-10A-mm.jpg
The rare (R-6) VAM-10A die state is the key variety for the date and has a die gouge below and to the left of the first right star, emerging from the third denticle to the right of the date, and breaks in the hair. There are also long fine die scratches throught he cotton leaves and cracks and small breaks in the folded part of Liberty's cap.
1900-S-10A-brkngouge.jpg1900-S-10A-hairbrk.jpg1900-S-10A-lstar1.jpg

Pjm1900svam10acloseup1.jpg

NGC MS64, PCGS MS63
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