1884-P VAM-8

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1884-P VAM-8 Far Date

Discovered by Oscar Simpson, April 1977.
8 III2 8 - C3a (Far Date) (189) I-2 R-3
Obverse III28 - Date set further right than normal.
Reverse C3a -

1. Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.
2. Note that this variety is a VAM that is notorious for representing a number of distinctly different die pairs. You cannot always depend on cracks therefore.


LVA Plate Photos:

Additional Photos:

Far Date
SWH 1884 VAM-8 FAR DATE 1.jpg
Far Date
SWH 1884 VAM-8 FAR DATE 2.jpg
One specimen has been found showing "water spots" on the portrait, similar to those seen on 1881 VAM 17 and 1885 VAM 9E. Leroy refrained fro listing it as a separate variety until another specimen can be locating corroborating the water spots being on the die rather than being a striking issue. The spots are shown below, as are other die markers that are definitely on the die. If you have a coin with both the water spots shown and the other markers, then it should be seen by Leroy Van Allen.

Water spots on Liberty's nose

Water spots on lower jaw.

Polishing lines in TY of LIBERTY

Polishing lines in and around Liberty's ear.

Full Coin Photos

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1884 RonH VAM-8 EDS REV 12282012.jpg

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