1889-P VAM-57 Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9
57 III2 52 - C3a (Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9 ) (190) I-2 R-5
Obverse 2 52 - Ear slightly doubled at left and right inside. Date set further right than normal with slightly high 9.
Diagnostic - Two short die scratches in hair right of jaw-neck junction.
1. Apparently the person who discovered this VAM is not a member here or they would have placed the LVA plate photos on the page. There were were two, one of the ear and the 2nd one the diagnostic of two short die scratches in hair right of jaw-neck junction. My wildest imagination would never have placed these two scratches where they actually are. So open the 2011 update and take a look. They are above the two red dots shown on the 1st set of Large Full Coin Photos (LFCP). In this series there are quite a few high 9's. The tip off for spotting this VAM is the date and lower hair all the way to the ear is quite void of polishing, almost pristine surfaces. Unusually clean for this series so a quick glance where the PUP's live placed it as a 57. (RonH)
LVA Plate Photos:
Full Coin Photos
2 Sets Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-57 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
Just above the two red dots are the scratches.