1887-P VNA varieties

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1887-P VAM Not Assigned Varieties

'Some specimens of the 1887-P VAM-14 near date variety have distinctive die scratches around the top cotton leaf. Leroy notes, "Fine line scratches on cap top would be useful as die marker but not needed just for near date variety." Thus, this feature is not listed in the VAM description. (These distinctive die scratches are found on the VAM-20', so check if you have a VAM-20.)
1887-P VAM-14 leaf scratches.jpg
The 1887-P VAM-13 has a late die state that shows great clashing features. Included on this LDS VAM is a small die break at the base of the first 8 in the date. Leroy says that this break is too small to list. In order to get the clashing features listed, typically a coin would need to show some clashed lettering, which does not seem to be the case for any known 1887-P VAM-13 specimens.
P87v13a8blob.jpg
Some die cracks off of a VAM-26 Die #2, these die cracks are to small to list.
Sentry02 1887P-Reverse-DieBreak-Combined.jpg
These small die breaks out of a reverse die crack are not big enough to list.
Sentry02 1887P-Reverse-DieBreak-Combined2.jpg
relocated from the vam-21 page
Photos A-E below from the same coin.
NOTE: this vam below used to be erroneously on the vam 21 page,but is NOT a vam 21! ,
vam 21 was found to be the same as vam 1L/34 ,thus making this die pair just another vam 1
(unlisted vam!)
1- Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, at least two die pairings do exist for this vam.
2- this unlisted vam, and VAM-14 Die 1 share the same reverse.This vam is the earlier die state.
3- this same vam obverse is also paired with a second reverse used, but unconfirmed by LVA yet. This second reverse is shared with VAM-31
Photo A below. Date position.
JERICHO 785 1887-P VAM-21 31 JAN 2010 DATE POSITION.JPG
Photo B below. Die chip on eye.
JERICHO 785 1887-P VAM-21 31 JAN 2010 DIE CHIP EYE.JPG
Photo C below. Football shaped die chip in T of LIBERTY on left side of upper crossbar.
JERICHO 785 1887-P VAM-21 31 JAN 2010 DIE CHIP T OF LIBERTY.JPG
Photo D below. Two parallel lines next to leg. Same reverse as VAM-14 Die #1 so make sure obverse matches.
There is a second reverse used with this VAM, (Photos A-C) which will not have the same die markers as
photos D and E but has not been confirmed by LVA yet.
JERICHO 785 1887-P VAM-21 31 JAN 2010 TF LINES.JPG
Photo E below. Diagonal gouges between breast and Eagles left wing. Same reverse as VAM-14 Die # 1.
JERICHO 785 1887-P VAM-21 31 JAN 2010 WING GOUGES.JPG
Photos A-F below from a 2nd die marriage, all from the same coin. It shares the same obverse
but its matched with a different reverse.(same reverse as vam 31)
Photo A below of date position.
SWH 1887-P VAM-21 DIE MARRIAGE 2 DATE POSITION 4 OCT 2010 005.JPG
Photo B below of football shaped die chip on crossbar of T in LIBERTY.
SWH 1887-P VAM-21 DIE MARRIAGE 2 CHIP T 4 OCT 2010 007.JPG
Photo C below of die chip on eye and die scratch in front of eye.
SWH 1887-P VAM-21 DIE MARRIAGE 2 EYE 4 OCT 2010 008.JPG
Photo D below of die chip on feathers. Notice the two parallel lines near eagles leg?. This reverse is shared with VAM-31
SWH 1887-P VAM-21 DIE MARRIAGE 2 DIE CHIP TF 4 OCT 2010 002.JPG
Photo E below of tailfeathers and bow. This reverse is shared with VAM-31
SWH 1887-P VAM-21 DIE MARRIAGE 2 TF AND BOW 4 OCT 2010 004.JPG
Photo F below of the eagle's neck/wing gap. This reverse is shared with VAM-31
SWH 1887-P VAM-21 DIE MARRIAGE 2 WING NECK 4 OCT 2010 003.JPG

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-21 Die #1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BYScott-Hamilton-1.jpg
Coin below is now designated VAM-26 Die #2 as of April 1st, 2015.

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