1886-P VAM-1C

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1886-P VAM-1C 3 + 2 Clashed Reverse

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, March 2001.
This coin is a Hot 50 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.
1C(revised) III21 · C3a (3 + 2 Clashed Reverse) ( ? ) I-4 R-4
Obverse III21– Date set left within normal position. Only faint die clash marks show at lips and eye front.
Reverse C3a– Unusual offset of sideways vee clash marks next to top of right wreath. Top set of sideways vees shows three closely grouped clash marks. Lower group shows three clash marks with fairly wide separation on early die state while later die states only show two outer clash vee marks. These die clash marks appear on very early PL die state coins, so possibly die clashes occurred during die setup in press.

Comments:
1. Date set at left within normal position.
2. Unusual offset of reverse sideways vee clash marks next to top of right wreath. Top set of sideways vee shows three closely grouped clash marks while lower group shows two with a fairly wide separation. These clash marks appear on very early PL die state coins, so possibly die clashes occurred during the die setup in the press.
3. Later die states, with 2 clashes in the lower cluster, also have a chip in the G in God, which is not present on coins with 3 clashes in the lower cluster.
4. Comes 3+2 and 3+3 see LVA Plates below

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LVA Plate Photos:

1886-P VAM 1C 3 plus 2 Clashes.jpg 1886-P VAM-1C 3+3 Clash Vees.jpg

Additional Photos:

Clashed reverse showing two three clashes above two more
NESVT20091205 1886P 1C 1.JPG
Date slightly left of normal position
NESVT20091205 1886P 1C 2.JPG
Many LDS specimens in higher grades show some of the additional clash mark. However, it only qualifies as EDS if the lower edge of that clash is bold.
This is from the EDS discovery coin:
Note that the lower edge of the clash is very visible. It does not require a lot of looking to find it.
1886-P-1C-jbc-EDS.jpg
This one is LDS, despite a remnant of the extra clash mark:
1886-P-1C-jbc-LDS.jpg
NESVT20091205 1886P 1C 3.JPG
Clashed eye sockets from the obverse may be found just above the left side of the olive leaves This clashing is visible to the naked eye and may be used as an easy VAM identifier.
Jv 1886p rev v1c esc 10-02-17.jpg

Sentry02 1886P-VAM1C-OliveClash.jpg
Just to go along with Sentry02's pic above, here's the same clashes on the obverse. The double clash can be seen coming diagnonally down from Liberty's eye towards the bottom.
ARS 1886 P VAM1C 1.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1C Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

[This coin has had virtually every clash struck out, makes this coin a Super LDS.] [and here LDS]
5/2017
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