1893-O VAM-8 Type C3 Reverse
Discovered by Daniel Carr, December 2015
8 (Privately made) (Type C3 Reverse) (181) R-7
Obverse - Date at normal lateral position set a little to right, same as 1893-O VAMs 6 & 7 counterfeits. Raised lump
at denticle above B in PLURIBUS, same as VAM-6 counterfeit.
Reverse - Normal C3 type reverse. III O mint mark set a little high, upright and slightly to right. Four wide doubled denticles below E, D, right L in DOLLAR and right star. Both ends of wreath unusually thin. Collar diameter about same as counterfeits 1893-O VAMs 6 & 7, 1896-O VAM-25, and micro O related counterfeits 1900-O VAM-22C1, 1901-O Micro O VAM-42, and 1902-O VAM-67. Possible small black indents on obverse and reverse likely from melt impurities. About correct physical characteristics, including weight, ring, and reeding count.
LVA Discovery Letter