1883-P VAM-12 Doubled 18
Discovered by Martin Field, March 1979.
12 III2 12 ∙ C3a (Doubled 18) (188) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 12 – Doubled 18 in date. 1 doubled on surface right side of vertical shaft. First 8 doubled on surface on left inside of lower loop.
Reverse C3a – Normal die
1. You are sitting at your desk with an 1883-P and can't find anything to match it with on these pages, Well, you may have an EDS of VAM-12 and it's simple to find out if you look on the reverse bewteen the lower right wing and the olive branch. You will see a horizontal polishing line. There are actually about three if you had a 200X scope. This variety is readily available in all collectible grades. The pitting is not noted in the description because it was pointed out in the introduction of the date in the VAM book. (Please don't send pitted obverse 1883 Morgans to Leroy as new discoveries.)
2. Notice the die break going thru the date and the die chip in the second 8. This can be helpful in differentiating between the VAMs 12 & 14.
LVA Plate Photos:
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-12 EDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY
This set includes the Heritage Plate Photographs and the regular auction photos which we will start with.