1896-O VAM-22 (Privately made) Low Date, O Tilted Right
22 (Privately made) (Low Date, O Tilted Right) (181) R-6
Obverse - Date set low at left edge of normal lateral position. Rounded edges where Liberty head profile meets field. Tiny raised casting pitting dots in field in front of Liberty head lips and top and back of Phrygian cap. Additional casting flaws and pits below top cotton leaves, below I and between TY in LIBERTY. Small raised circle line below first right star. Diffuse broken polishing lines in LIBERTY. Die flaw lines in hair front at jaw-neck junction.
Reverse C3 - Medium III O mint mark tilted to right. Rounded edges where design meets field of eagle's neck left edge, eagle's right leg left edge and outside and bottom edges of both wings. Lines in ER of AMERICA and raised circle line below E. Fine raised casting pits below and to right of arrowheads.
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