1881-O VAM-28

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1881-O VAM-28 Doubled Profile

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, December 1997. Revised 2015
28 (revised) III2 17 · C3a (Doubled Profile, Cap Top) (176) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 17 – Liberty head profile is slightly doubled, from forehead to chin. Phrygian cap weakly doubled at top edges. Profile doubled.
Die 1 - slightly doubled profile from forehead down to chin. Phrygian Cap weakly doubled at top edge. Die chip at top left of upper loop of both 8's.
Die marker - Die scratch back of eye at hair edge.
Die 2 - Die chip at top left inside of left 8 upper loop.
Die marker- Diagonal die scratch below right rear of Phrygian Cap
Die 3 - Tiny die chip at top left inside of left 8 upper loop.
Die marker - Single diagonal polishing line at right side of R in LIBERTY. (Usually PL)
Reverse C3a
Die 2 - Die marker - Diagonal polishing line on second inner feather from bottom of eagle's left wing.
Die 3 - Die marker - Diagonal line and pitting wing-neck gap.

Comments:
1. VAM 28.3 has the same obverse die as VAM 16 and appears to be a slightly later die stage. As the VAM 28.3 is usually found DMPL, it is reasonable to assume that the VAM 16 is quite rare. VAM 28.2 is much more common by comparison.
2. VAM 28.2 has the same reverse die as a die pair being called VAM 1. This is a different die pair from another VAM 1 that shares a reverse with 5 other VAMs.

Threads:
1. http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/74751183
2. http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/76798327

LVA Die #1 Plate Photos:

1881o vam28 1.jpg 1881o vam28 3.jpg

LVA Die #2 Plate Photos:

1881o vam28 2.jpg 81o-v28.2-1.jpg

LVA Die #3 Plate Photos:

81o-v28.3-1.jpg 81o-v28.3-2.jpg

Additional Photos:

SWH 1881-O VAM-28 PROFILE 1.jpg
Chin doubled
SWH 1881-O VAM-28 CHIN.jpg
Top of Cap doubled
SWH 1881-O VAM-28 CAP.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Hawkeye Revision Coins Copyrighted© VAM-28 Die 1' Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©VSS'ATTRIBUTED BY Leroy Van Allen
81o-5290-obv-1024-VAM28-Die1.jpg
81o-5290-rev-1024-VAM28-Die1.jpg
Hawkeye Revision Coins Copyrighted© VAM-28 Die 2' Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©VSS'ATTRIBUTED BY Leroy Van Allen
1881o vam28 obv.jpg
1881o vam28 rev.jpg
Hawkeye Revision Coins Copyrighted© VAM-28 Die 3' Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©VSS'ATTRIBUTED BY Leroy Van Allen
81ov28-3172-obv-1024.jpg
81ov28-3172-rev-1024.jpg
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