1881-O VAM-5 O/O Right, Doubled 1
Discovered by Tom DeLorey, April 1974.
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.
5 III2 3 - C3c (O/O Right, Doubled 1) (176) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 3- Last 1 doubled at top and on lower right side of shaft.
Reverse C3c- Mint mark doubled on right inside with a shallow thin diagonal gouge two-thirds the way up in the opening.
1. The obverse shows an over-polished designer initial and the reverse right wreath leaves are separated from the branch.
LVA Plate Photos:
The following (3)pictures are what vampicker referred to as “secondary characteristics.” Sorry, vampicker, but referencing you adds a credibility to the post.
Here are pictures of the polished lower hair and the strong polishing lines in the circular area just to the left. I don’t know if all specimens show these characteristics, but at least some do… PLEASE NOTE, as Brian Raines thoughtfully pointed out, the over-polished tail end of the hair can also be found on 1881-O examples that are not VAM-5s. Therefore, do not consider it a determinative diagnostic.
Full Coin Photos
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