Aw 112417

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I have an 1888-O that I'm having difficulty determining if it's a VAM-41 or VAM-14. Please take a look and give me your opinion on why or why not it's either one of these. It was suggested that "die marriages" may exist with this one, but I have no clue as to what that process entails.

Diagnostic photos are below the VW VAM-41 & VAM-14 links.

1888-O VAM-41 Near Slanted Date </span>***NEW 2014*** = Discovery 2013 - Ray Castro AKA Hobocarver

    • 41 III230 - C3a (N****ear Slanted Date) (181) I-2 R-5**
    • Obverse** **III230** - Date set further left than normal and slanted with 8 higher than 1.
    • Reverse C3A** - //Die marker// - Diagonal die scratch on middle tail feather.
    • __Comments:__** Appears to be earlier stage of VAM 38/38A marriage.

1888-O VAM-14 High Near Date= Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, June 1980.

    • 14 III2 9 - C3a (High Near Date)(181) I-2 R-3**
    • Obverse III2 9** - Date set high and further left than normal.

Diagnostic Photographs:

Be sure to check out more photos at Appreciate any and all help/comments. Thanks in advance!

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