1881-O VAM-1 Normal die
1 III2 1 ∙ C3a (Normal die) (176) I-1 R-2
Obverse III2 1 - Normal die of III2 type.
Reverse C3a - Normal die of C3 type with tall oval O mint mark, centered and upright.
- Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.
- One die pair called VAM 1 has the same reverse as VAM 19, but a normal obverse.
- Five other obverses are seen with the VAM 1 reverse that shows the pitting at the wing-neck gap. The emission sequence is VAM 24.2, 52, 66, 1, 19, and 68.
LVA Plate Photos
Normal die with tall oval medium II O mint mark, centered and upright.
Placement of date is in the 'normal' position. [Lighting creates the image of doubling; there is none.]
Full Coin Photos
Full-coin VAM 1 Images © VSS, used with permission.