1886-O VAM-5 Doubled 18
Discovered by George Mallis, July 1964.
5 III2 3 - C3a (Doubled 18) (181) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 3- Short stem of original 1 projects below bottom crossbar. First 8 doubled to lower left of bottom loop. Closed 6.
1. Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.
2. As of December 2012, only one example of this coin was known. The location of the discovery piece and the plate coin was not known. This coin has been searched for nearly 50 years by several dedicated VAM collectors with only the one example to show for the effort. Finding one of these would be the highlight of any collection. -- CLM, 12/2012
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