1889-P VAM-23

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1889-P VAM-23 Slanted Date, Reverse of VAM 5G

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, October 1997.
Revised September 2020. Revised January 2021.
23 III2 21 • C3a (Slanted Date, Reverse of VAM 5G) (190) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 21 - Date slanted with 9 higher than 1 and date in normal lateral position. Open 9.
Die Marker - Diagonal die polishing lines in ER of LIBERTY.

Reverse C3a - Normal die with no listable die doubling or gouges. Same die as VAM 5G, but slightly later die state plus same die as VAM 7A, 7B but earlier die state.
Die marker - Fine die polishing lines at wing-neck gap, same as VAM 5G.



  1. New Take on 1889 VAM 23A
  2. LVA 2021 Revision Letter

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