1889-P VAM-31

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1889-P VAM-31 Doubled Ear Inside, Far Date

Discovered by Marc Serafine, January 2001. Revised by C. Logan McKechnie September 2002.
31 III2 28 C3a (Doubled Ear Inside, Far Date) (190) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 28 - Ear doubled at left inside and slightly at lower right inside. Doubling is extremely minor and easily overlooked, A few lower hair strands also display faint doubling. Date set further right than normal.
Diagnostic- strong polishing lines in LIBERTY, particularly the E. .
Reverse C3a - Normal die. Likely paired with another obverse die first as there are clashmarks from the wing up to the G of God. Corresponding clash is not present on the VAM 31 obverse.

1. Although listed as a far date by Van Allen, this could also be considered the 'right edge of normal'.

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LVA Plate Photos:

Additional Photos:

Double Inner Ear
1889 VAM 31 Photo 2.jpg
1889 VAM 31 Photo 1.jpg
This die is most readily identified by strong polishing lines in the letters of LIBERTY, note the E.
89 v31 liberty.jpg Cotton bolls vam-31 12182015.png
this will help with the reverse ID, Nice clash but so far no G has been found
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The ear displays minor doubling on the inside. There is a thin vertical die scratch in the lower part of the ear that
can also be seen in the VAM plate
89 v31 ear.jpg
There are other polishing lines connecting the wheat grains that pass under the base of the leaf between them
89 v31 lines wheat.jpg
Clash on Reverse:
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Full Coin Photos

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1889 RonH VAM-31 OBV 11082013.jpg

1889 RonH VAM-31 REV 11082013.jpg

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