1889-P VAM-52 Doubled Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star
52 III2 47 · C3a (Doubled Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star) (190) I-3 R-6
Obverse III2 47– Ear slightly doubled at left and right inside and at very bottom outside. Shallow diagonal die gouge from lower neck front up to chin front (Formerly VAM-1A). Thin curved die gouge from denticles up to second right star. Slight slant to date that is middle of normal lateral position.
Diagnostic - Die gouge at neck and second right star.
Reverse C3a - Shallow slanted die scratch below middle of tail feathers and short tick below second tail feather from right.
Same die as VAM-1C.
1. VAM 1A became VAM 52 with die gouges neck front & right star plus doubled ear. VAM 1A was eliminated.
2. Saw examples of this and a VAM 1C1 side by side - they are different stages of the same die marriage - vampicker
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-52 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACS
This has to be the Mother of the VAM-52, how Leroy will catalog this is unknown until it's brought to his attention. (rh 06032015)