1888-S VAM-12A

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1888-S VAM-12A S/S Upper Bar, Pitted Reverse Bow

Discovered by C. Logan McKechnie April 2006.
Eliminated, same die as VAM-6B .
12A III2 1 · C3d (S/S Upper Bar, Pitted Reverse Bow) ( ? ) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 1 - Small die gouge in front of eye.
Reverse C2d– Raised dots from rusted die on left side of wreath bow, leaves next to bow and in field between ED.
1888-S VAM-12A Pitted Bow.jpg
The pitting on VAM-12A is very similiar to 1888-S VAM-1B. However, VAM-12 has a bar in the mintmark and light pitting not only between
ED but also around the left star.
1888 S VAM 12 MintMark.jpg1888 S VAM 12A Pitting Star.jpg
The light pitting between ED is easily confused with the early die state of 1888-S VAM-1B:
1888 S VAM 12A Pitting ED.jpg