Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, January 1982. Revised by C. Logan McKechnie September 2002.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
18 (revised) III2 18 - C3a (Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers) (190) I-3 R-4
Obverse III2 18- Ear slightly doubled at left inside and right outside. Slightly doubled lower edge of hair above ear and lower cotton leaves. Slanted date set much further right than normal with 1 higher than 9. Diagnostic - Slanted very far date with 1 higher than 9.
Reverse C3a - Three raised triangles in a row with denticle spacing below arrow feathers.
Comments: It is probably that all VAM-18's have the chip of the VAM-18A.
LVA Plate Photos
These images are of VAM-18A. To be VAM-18, you must exclude VAM-18A by noting the absence of the chip for that variety.
VAM-18 has two parallel horizontal die scratches inside the cap fold and two parallel vertical die scratches below the fold.
This is helpful in differentiating from the VAM-16. VAM-18 also does not have doubled stars.
Full Coin Photos
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