1896-P VAM-19 "8" in Denticles
Discovered by Chris Pilliod, October 1990.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
19 III219 · C3a (8 in Denticles) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III219– Top of 8 appears in two denticle spaces just below 8 as two raised and curved bars. Date slightly slanted with 1 closest to rim.
Comments: One of several Morgan dollar misplaced dates. Here the '8' was repunched and appears in the denticles. The other digits are not visible. The date has a mild slant, rising to the right. Not terribly difficult to find, but gets scarce in MS64 and above. NGC labels a late die state version of VAM-19, but this is not officially recognized. On later die state, the smaller shot bar in the next right denticle space doesn't show anymore from die wear, and on the reverse the doubling of the branch to the left also has been lost.
Also the wreath bow still shows doubling on the inside.
LVA Plate Photos
On the reverse, the wreath bow shows doubling on the inside and the branch to the left is doubled on the top:
Later on in this die marriage the D crack in DOLLAR gets more ragged and the crack between the wreath on R develops.
Full Coin Photos
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