1890-P VAM-15A Tripled Ear, EDL Gouges
Discovered October 2004 by Logan McKechnie.
15A III215 · C3a (Tripled Ear, Gouges Below Wreath) (190) I-3 R-6
Reverse C3a– Three die gouges or flakes below wreath and above E of ONE, D and L of DOLLAR.
1. One of two key rarities for the 1890-P date, the other being the interesting VAM-25A.
2. VAM-15A pairs the VAM-15 tripled ear obverse with gouges from the wreath to the E, D and (first) L in ONE DOLLAR on the reverse.
3. The ear has minor doubling along the inner left side and tripling at the bottom of the lobe.
LVA Plate Photos:
A late die state exhibits a large crack below the date. It is possible that this eventually developed into a break, perhaps a large cud.
The EDL gouges are often quite faint. The one over the L is generally the most visible of the three.
Full Coin Photos
2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins
PCGS MS64/CAC, PCGS MS64, ICG MS64, ANACS MS63, ANACS AU55 Details, NGC MS63