1889-P VAM-61 Doubled Ear, Far Date
Discovery 2014 John Baumgart, Nick Capuano
61 III2 56 - C3a (Doubled Ear, Far Date ) (?) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 56 - Date set further right than normal. Slightly doubled ear at right inside and bottom of earlobe.
Die marker - Diagonal polishing line at top left of Y in LIBERTY and line above Y.
Reverse C3a -
1. Clashed dies but no clashed letters.
2. The late die state shows severe die erosion with a slightly collapsed die look around the devices on both sides, slightly more so on the reverse. 3. VAM 61 and VAM 39 appear to be evil mimics of each other. Pay attention to the lines in LIBERTY when attributing.
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Full Coin VAM 61 Images © Stack's Bowers, used with permission
Full Coin VAM 61 Images © Heritage Auctions, used with permission. Attributed by Ron Hagler