1891-S VAM-3

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1891-S VAM-3 Doubled Stars & Eyelid, Near Date

Discovered by Leonard Hinckley, February 1974. Two different Reverse dies discovered, 2011. Third die, 2012 Revised 2016
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
3 (revised) III2 2 - C3a (Doubled Stars & Eyelid, Near Date) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 2 - Doubled left stars towards rim, eyelid and eye front. Date set further left than normal at right edge.
Reverse C3b -
Die 1 – Die marker – Vertical polishing line from wing edge up between st in Trust.
Die 2 – IV S mint mark at top edge of normal position. Die marker – Faint vertical polishing line from wing edge up to below s in Trust.
Die 3 – Die marker – Slightly doubled bottom edge of lower arrow feathers. Vertical polishing line from wing up to left side below S in Trust.

Comments:
1. Die 2 was thought by the submitter to be the C3c reverse (VAM-10) and is at least very close to it.
2. Die 3 may become a revision of Die 1. This reverse has doubled arrow feathers and no die polish line through trust with a Overpolished berry above the second L of DOLLAR.

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Die #1 Plate Photos:

1891-S-3die1-LVA-plate1.jpg

Die #2 Plate Photos:

1891-S-3die2-LVA-plate1.jpg1891-S-3die2-LVA-plate2.jpg

Additional Photos

Die 3
Comment - Die 3 may become a revision of Die 1.
This reverse has doubled arrow feathers and no die polish line through trust. Overpolished berry above the second L of DOLLAR.

Full Coin Photos

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Die #1

Die 2 - PCGS MS64 (discovery)

Die #3

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