1887-P VAM-4 Near Date, Doubled 18-7
Discovered by Bill Fivaz, April 1973.
4 (revised) III2 4 • C3a (Near Date, Doubled 18-7) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 4 - Doubled 18-7 with 18 at bottom,left 8 also at top inside of lower loop and 7 across top with vertical spike above left serif on EDS specimens. Date set further left than normal.
Die marker-Tiny die chip at left center of cotton leaf to right of cotton bolls.
die marker-tiny die chip inside nostril
- The doubling on the top of the 7 is difficult to see in later die states.
LVA Plate Photos
Photo below of die crack through D of DOLLAR on later die state. This crack has been called an early die state of the VAM-1A Donkey Tail on some eBay listings, but it is not. (See VAM 4A)
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin VAM 4 EDS © Heritage Auctions, used with permission. Attributed by Scott Hamilton