1883-O VAM-36A

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1883-O VAM-36A Doubled 18-3, Partial E on Reverse, Clashed Obverse DO

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, May 1974.
This is a Hot 50 and a Elite Clashed Morgan Dollar
36A(revised) III2 19 · C3a (Doubled 18-3, Partial E on Reverse, Clashed Obverse DO) (181) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 19– Clashed die with partial incuse top corner of D showing below I of PLURIBUS and slightly doubled curved line of O at right side of right wheat grain stalk of DOLLAR from reverse.
Reverse C3a– Clashed die with partial raised E from obverse LIBERTY showing below eagle’s tail feathers on left side. Vertical bar and middle serif of E shows. Same die as 1883-O VAM-22A.

Comments:
1. The early die state of this VAM can be identified by the clashing above the cap on the obverse, the pitted inside of the ear, and the E clash on the reverse. The EDS differs from the MDS 36A in that the EDS has a more prominent E clash, and also there is no additional clashing on the obverse aside from the clashing above the cap. Also, the reverse of the EDS V36A shows polish lines in the fields especially above the eagle's wings and around head. The bridge crack above the mint mark is not present on earlier die states. A very faint back of cap clash can be found at the tip of the right wreath on the reverse, but all other clashing was effectively polished away (except for E and wheat clashes near mint mark).
2. Die Progression Analysis Links: - [ 1883 0 VAM 36A Die Progression Analysis.pdf ] [ 1883-O VAM-36A Die State Comparisons ]

Threads:
1. [ [Early Die State] ] [ [Denticle Indentations] ]

LVA Plate Photos

1883 O VAM 36A Dash Under 8.jpg1883 O VAM 36A Clashed D & O.jpg 1883 O VAM 36A Die Chips Ear.jpg

Additional Photos

RRH 031718 Obv detail of chip on top of 1.jpg

RRH 031818 Obv Dash Under Second 8 a.jpg

RRH 031818 Obv Inner Ear Detail.jpg

Clashed DO from DOLLAR.
1883O 36A DO 1.JPG

Clashed partial E from LIBERTY under eagle's tail feathers.
1883O 36A E 1.JPG

83-O VAM 36A Rev.jpg
Early Die state below:
Mint mark with no bridge crack above it, and the E.
NLM-1883O-V36Aeds-111913-1.JPG
Wreath clash at the cap:
NLM-1883O-V36Aeds-111913-4.JPG

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-36A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg

1883-O VAM-36A, PCGS MS61(2nd Gen.Holder)UnAttributed, Sept.29,2013.
As of 10/2013 user:kt404u
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