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VAM of the Week: 1881-S VAM-54B Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim

This week's VOTW is the 1881-S VAM-54B.

This coin is a Hit List 40 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.
54B III2 30 • C3y (Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim) (185) I-4 R-7

Reverse C3y– IV S mint mark set slightly to right and re-punched with thin curved line in middle of lower loop and tiny spike at right inside of upper loop. Partially filled loops of S mint mark.
Late die state with long die crack in middle of die from denticles up through D of DOLLAR, left side of wreath bow, tail feathers, side of eagle’s right leg and middle of breast and neck. Large die break at inside of eagle's right leg feathers and displaced field breaks on eagle and above and below D.


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Attributing 1878-P VAMs
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1882-O O/S Attribution Guide - differentiate VAMs 3,4 and 5 EDS and LDS.
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1899 Micro O Guide
Attributing 1921-D VAMs
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