1882-P VAM-31 Tripled 8, Doubled 2
Discovery April 2013 by D_E Codner
31 III2 30- C3a (Tripled 8, Doubled 2 ) (180) I-2 R-5
Obverse- Left 8 slightly tripled at top left inside of lower loop and 2 at right side of upper ball, top right outside of upper loop and bottom serif. Die chips between loops on both sides of left 8.
Die Marker- Diagonal polishing line right side of upper curl.
1. The VAM 31 was discovered by "default". Leroy Van Allen's plate photographs for the VAM-31 were taken from the obverse of the 1882-P VAM-31A Discovery Piece.
LVA Plate Photos:
Update: Subsequent "post-clash" VAM-31's have been found in user:Albannach's existing inventory. The tripling and doubling can be sublime on worn examples and additional markers have been identified to aid in attribution of this variety.
Note the polishing lines of L_BER in LIBERTY.........................................Note the distinct group of polishing lines at the Eagles right shoulder.
EXAMPLE 3: EDS VAM 31 (PRE-Clash Coin Pictured)