1887-P VAM-10A Doubled 18 Displaced Field Breaks 18 & Reverse Legend
Discovery 2017 by: Jody Faust
10A III2 10 - C3a (Doubled 18 Displaced Field Breaks 18 & Reverse Legend) (189) I-3 R-6
Obverse III2 10 - Die crack at bottom of 18 with displaced field break to rim.
Reverse C3a - Die cracks at top of UNITED, STATES, and AMERICA with displaced field breaks to rim at UNITED, TATE, and MER. Some tiny die chips on 5-7 outer feathers from bottom of eagle's right wing.
LVA Plate Photos:
VAM-10 LDS Crack by date.
Here are some photos of the commonly encountered VAM-10 LDS. In the past LVA has labeled this as " another VAM-1 die marriage ". He has since seen a VAM-10 EDS and LDS side by side and determined this to be a VAM-10 LDS, so check your VAM-1 die marriages. The dies are nearly always found heavily eroded.
The date has a characteristic crack along the bottoms of the 18. This should be quite familiar to many people looking at this date. This date is at the left (near) edge of the normal lateral position.
Doubling on date not as prominent on Later Die States. Below are die cracks from LDS.
There is a small break on the reverse between the S and the T of STATES. It is too small to list, as several of us have found out from sending this one to Leroy.
At least in this later stage, there are some very characteristic cracks on the obverse. It is also clashed, though the eroded state of the dies inhibited any letter transfers. It is noteworthy that the clash does show that it occurred with the dies in a small rotation relative to the nominal positions. However, pieces found are not struck with the indicated rotation. The rotation is the same for the clash evidence on the obverse. So the clash occured with this pairing.
Die cracks from LDS from 2nd L in DOLLAR to wreath.
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