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.)
LVA Plate Photos:
Notice the doubling on the right side surface of the 1. The noted doubling on the 8 is not in the description. However, it has been observed on all mint state examples examined and is more easily noted than the doubling inside the lower loop.
The VAM-12 has the "small pox" obverse and reverse with severe fine die pitting throughout.
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.