1883-CC VAM-5B Doubled Date, CC/CC
Michael Ash's VAM-5B reclassified to VAM-5D, Discovered 2015 by Nate Mailliard
5B (revised) III22 · C3d (Doubled Date, CC/CC) (178) I-3 R-5 R-3???)
Obverse III22– Die polished removing clashed N & T and weakening metal in denticles below 18 and dash below right 8.
Reverse C3d– Die polished removing most and then all clash marks.
1. VAM 5 dies are believed to have the 1883-CC VAM-5A wing scratch in all stages. These dies were clashed and repolished several times. There are two stages of the VAM-5A. One has the N clash clearly visible. The other has the prominent 'starburst' patterns at both wing tips(this was the original version of VAM-5A before the clash was listed. The polished version of the VAM 5A (no letter transfer) is the VAM 5B, and before the VAMs 5C and 5D in the sequence.
2. VAM-5 STAGES (5 --> 5A --> 5B --> 5C --> 5D)
3. Despite LVA's description, the revision coin still shows a very slight tick of the N on the obverse, however the T was in fact eradicated.
4. VAM 5B comes with and without the dash under the second 8 in the date.
LVA Plate Photos:
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-5B (Die state of revision coin) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Metalencephalon