1886-P VAM-20

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1886-P VAM-20 Double Date

Discovered by Chuck Wishon. February 1998.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
20 III2 19 C3a (Doubled Date) (189) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 19 - Entire date strongly doubled. 1 doubled as horizontal line well below base. First 8 slightly doubled below lower loop. Second 8 doubled at bottom inside of lower loop. 6 doubled as curved line on left side of lower loop.
Reverse C3a - Normal die

1. Strongly repunched date after the original date punch was, apparently, crooked. Fortunately for VAM specialists, this mistake was followed up by failing to completely polish of the error.


LVA Plate Photos

Leroy's photo shows a better example of the doubled '8' in the date:
1886 vam 20 Leroy.jpg

Additional Photos

Key pick up points are the line of raised extra metal under the '1' in the date and the curve inside the '6'.
1886 P VAM 20 Date.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin VAM 20 Images © Heritage Auctions, used with permission. Attributed by Ron Hagler