1891-O VAM-1A3

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1891-O VAM-1A3 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
1A3 III21 · C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Wreath) (181) I-5 R-7
Obverse III21– Strongly clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Part of incuse top of D of DOLLAR from reverse shows below I of PLURIBUS.
Reverse C3a– Final die state has a large raised verticle bar break on left side of profile line extending up to wreath leaf.
Comments:
1. The raised dome from the VAM 1A2 stage has now ruptured forming a fairly large break along its left side.
2. The die markers on the reverse die. Radial break between the N and I in UNITED.
3. So the order in progression is:

  • 1st VAM-1a1 Clash
  • 2nd VAM-1a4 Clash Polishing and gouge
  • 3rd VAM-1a2 Depression to Bump
  • 4th VAM-1a3 Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED
  • VAM-1A1 Through 1A4

Threads:
1. Russ Coin LVA 2013
2. Russ 2013 Thread

LVA Plate Photos:

1891-O VAM-1A Clashed D&O.jpg

Additional Photos:

Photo Compilation from the TwoHawks 1891 O VAM-1A series Study
Rjj1891ov1a3au55005.jpg
pup:
NLM-1891-o-v1a3-082215-3.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin of VAM-1A3 Photo and Attribution By 'TwoHawks'

6/2017
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