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
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS