1881-O VAM-66 - Doubled Right 1 Bottom
Discovery 2015 by HawkeEye
66 III 2 35 - C3a (Doubled right 1 Bottom) I-2 R-5
Obverse III 2 35 - Right 1 doubled as strong notch in middle of base bottom. Both 8's very slightly doubled at lower left outside of upper loop. Left 8 has short spike at top left inside of upper loop. EDS shows raised metal chips below 18 from Master Die and on working Hubs in denticle spaces and above.
Die marker - Single diagonal polishing Line at top of space between wheat leaf and left top cotton leaf.
Reverse C3a -
- LVA comments "Yes, has dbld rt 1 bottom of VAM 54 III2 35 obv but different rev. Normal O m/m with very slightly set to left of C3a. Toning on rev makes it difficult to find any die markers."
- 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
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin VAM 66 Photo © VSS, used with permission. Attributed by Leroy Van Allen