1882-P VAM-5 Doubled 1
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, June 1966.
5 III2 5 ∙ C3a (Doubled 1) (180) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 5 – 1 in date doubled at top right of the stem. The 882 is partially filled at top and bottom. Closed 2 variety.
Reverse C3a – Normal die
LVA Plate Photo:
The first set of photos below are from a single clashed VAM 5 that is an exact marriage match (Obv & Rev) for the 1882-P VAM-5A n clash.
A VEDS example exists with Metal in the Date and NO chip present on the G of God. Here are two examples of the VAM 5A die pair, VAM 5's. Note there is another marker, a distinct set of die scratches in the right wing tip, to aid in identification of the "VAM 5A" marriage.
VEDS (Metal in Date, No chip G) VAM 5...........................................MDS (Single Clash, Chip G) VAM 5
Close-up of the mid to late (including the VAM 5A) die chip in the G
There is a little more doubling in the date than is noted in the VAM book's description. I may send the coin in to get it revised. Nonetheless, the stub on the 1 is all that is needed to attribute a VAM-5. The below doubling could possibly be that of the the VAM 7 as described or "Multiple Die pairs may exist".
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Photo Copyrighted© of VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Doug Codner
The following coin is VEDS and the same die pair as the VAM 5A ("unofficially" designated as Die pair 1).