1891-P VAM-2A Doubled Ear, Mustache, Clashed Obverse n
Discovered by Steve Sabella, April 1980.
This coin is a Top 100 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.
2A(revised) III22 · C3a (Doubled Ear, Mustache, Clashed Obverse n) ( ? ) I-3 R-5
Obverse III22– Die break in front of upper lip from clashed die with faint partial incuse n of In from reverse next to Liberty head neck.
1. The VAM-2A is a late die state of the fairly common VAM-2 doubled ear. It shows the same doubling of the lower earlobe on the obverse. A small die break occurred on Liberty's upper lip and can be seen as a "moustache" shape. This doubled ear, die break combination is exceptionally rare and should be snatched up in any grade, even very low-end circulated specimens. Sometimes only a small part of the moustache is visible as the break has not developed fully. These are desirable but not worth as much as the full moustache break.
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Early Die State