1882-O VAM-14 Metal in 882, Long Die Scratches, O/O Lower Left
Discovered by Tom DeLorey, April 1974.
14 (revised) III2 10- C3h (Metal in 882, Long Die Scratches, O/O Lower Left) (176) I-3 R-4
Obverse III2 10– Earlier die state than 17A & 17B. Metal in 882. Die flakes and polished areas on right inside of lower loop of both 8's and 2 in upper loop with curved horizontal step at lower left side of loop opening and filled lower loop with polishing lines. Slightly doubled 1 at top right and first 8 at top inside of both loops.
Die marker - Diagonal die gouge thru two outer leaves in right wreath above R in DOLLAR.
LVA Plate Photos:
Mint mark repunched with the original showing on the lower left side of the opening.
This obverse was also used for the VAM 9 and VAM 17/17A/17B marriages. The horizontal crack above the date noted for the VAM 17 progression begins during the VAM-14 die marriage.