1896-O VAM-19

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1896-O VAM-19 Shifted Date

Discovered by John Baumgart, May 2001.
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.
19(Formerly 1A) III213 · C3a (Shifted Date) (181) I-5 R-5
Obverse III213– Very large vertical shift in date punches with initial punch high. Bottom of initial 8 punch shows as a slightly curved bar at top of 8 lower loop opening. 9 has raised metal at top of lower loop opening. Lower left of initial 6 punch shows as a triangular vertical bar with curved right side at upper left of 6 lower loop opening. Some specimens show a short horizontal line to left of bottom of 1 upper serif. Polishing lines in hair and LIBERTY.



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Here is the date position. Note the metal inside the base oval of the 8, in the top of the lower section of the 9 and in the lower oval of the 6.
Amazing shift in the date!

This is possibly the largest shift in the entire Morgan series!

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-19 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Baumgart Untitled-TrueColor-1xxx.jpg