1897-O VAM-14 Later C4 Reverse, Medium O Mint Mark, Near Date
14 (Privately Made) (Later C4 Reverse, Medium O Mint Mark, Near Date) (181) R-6
Obverse - Near date slightly tilted. Large area of raised casting flaws left of cap fold. Other raised smaller casting flaws were left of N i UUM and right of cotton boll.
Reverse - Later C4 type with wide wing-neck gap that was nor used until 1900-1904. Medium III O mint mark tilted outside of D in UNITED and double vertical lines at wing edge below left S in States. Same cast counterfeit dies used with 1893-O BAM-6, 1894-O VAM-13, 1896-O VAM-25 and 1900-O VAM-62 counterfeits. Metal content of 93.42% silver and 6.13% copper was simiar to sterling silver of 92.5% silver and rest copper.