1885-O VAM-18A Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date, Die Scratch D, Break E
Discovered May 2009 as VAM-27. 2011 Became VAM-18A, Revised 2019
18A III2 13 - C3a (Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date, Die Scratch D, Break E) (176) I-2 R-5
Reverse C3a - Thin striated vertical die scratch from upper left of D in UNITED up to denticles from feed finger that also produced short gouge at denticles above left S in STATES on some LDS. Displaced field break above E in STATES.
1. VAM-5A was eliminated July,13, 2011 *Leroy wrote*... 85-O - New VAM 18A. Has die scratch at D of VAM5A. Same obv and rev dies as 85-O VAM18. Faint doubled 18 at top of VAM18 photo in 2002 VAM Supplement. Slight dbld ear with two tiny die chips inside of VAM27. So eliminated VAM5A & it became 18A. Dbld ear likely was on original die state before put in coining press, but weak and hard to see as strike on ear varies..
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