1881-O VAM-71- Doubled 18-1, Tripled Left Wreath, Doubled Legend, O Tilted Left
Discovery 2016 by Jim Longe
71 III2 48 - C3p (Doubled 18-1, Tripled Left Wreath, Doubled Legend, 0 Tilted Left) (176) 1-2 R-5
Obverse Ill2 48 - Slightly doubled 18-1 with left 1 at top right of vertical shaft, left 8 at top outside and right 1 as notch at lower left outside of vertical shaft. Very slight doubling of ear at right inside and earlobe.
Die marker- Single diagonal polishing line at bottom right of Y in LIBERTY continuing over into hair.
Reverse C3p -Tripled and doubled leaves in left wreath towards rim. Bottom inside of UNITED STATES O doubled towards rim. III O mint mark tilted slightly left at normal height.
Die marker - Fine raised dots of die pitting on two leaves of left wreath opposite IT of UNITED
- Shares reverse die with VAM 15. Looking at one of each, I can't tell which was made first.
- Later use of obverse die of VAM 65.
- Nice unique die crack running from phrygian cap to to wheat stalk on MDS specimens.
- Pitting in obverse field near right stars
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