1897-P VAM-3A

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1897-P VAM-3A Doubled 1, Pitted Reverse

Discovered by Lee Tucker, April 1999
3A III23 · C3a (Doubled 1, Pitted Reverse) (190) I-2 R-5
Reverse C3a– Raised dots from denticles through part of N in ONE from rusted die.
1- Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.
2- The 1897 VAM-3A is a late die state of the VAM-3, which features a doubled "1" in the date. The VAM-3A shows pitting in and around the "N" in "ONE." This pitting is different from the pitting on the VAM-6A, for which the pitting is below the eagle's tail feathers (no pitting below tail feathers for the VAM-3A). High grade mint state examples are known.

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Additional Photos

The 1 in the date is clearly doubled below the upper crossbar. The pitting in the N of ONE is very distinct.
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler