1900-O VAM-14A

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1900-O VAM-14A Near Date, Doubled 00 Top & Ear, High O, Clashed Obverse n

Discovered December 2003 by O.C. Smith Jr.

(Eliminated, same as VAM-35A)

14A III28 · C3l (Near Date, Doubled 00 Top & Ear, High O, Clashed Obverse n) (181) I-2 R-6
Obverse III28– Clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck.
Additional Obverse Description
00 in date slightly doubled. First 0 very slightly doubled at bottom outside. Last 0 slightly doubled at top outside.
Ear slightly doubled at right inside. Date set further left than normal.
Comments:
1- Unfortunately, early die states of the break are not as bold and can be confused with the VAM-29A. Complicating this issue is the fact that the VAM-29A brings a significant premium when sold where the VAM-14A usually does not. VAM-29A is seldom, if ever, found in mint state and the VAM-14A can be found in high grades. The VAM-14A is not actually a die break but rather a die crack. No metal was significantly displaced as happened in the late stages of the VAM-29A. This page should help attribute the differences in the early stages of the VAM-29A from the VAM-14A.
This VAM has a light die crack running through the denticles almost horizontally across the bottom of the date.
2- VAM-14A same as VAM-35A, VAM-35A was eliminated. VAM-14A appears to be a duplication or repeated misattribution of VAM-41A. The mintmark is set high with a tilt to the right on this marriage unlike the reverse pictured in the VAM book.
3- VAM-14A same as VAM-35A and VAM-41A. VAM-14A and VAM-41A Eliminated. VAM-35A was reinstated December 2013.
Threads:
http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/65509770
No LVA Plate Photo:
1900-O VAM-14A Dbld Clash n.jpg 1900-O VAM-14A Clashed n.jpg
1900-O VAM-14A Date Die Cracks.jpg 1900-O VAM-14A Dbld 00.jpg

Additional Photos

Pictured below is a 1900-O VAM-14A. The crack starts on the edge of a denticle to the left of the neck V. Additionally, the crack on the 9 in the date intersects almost at the bottom of the 9. A second, fainter, crack starts higher on the curve of the 9 but can't always be seen.
1900ovam35a 1.jpg
There are also obverse die clashes on my VAM-14A. I can't be certain they are on all coins, but the clash could be the cause of the VAM-14A die crack. Observe the two clash lines touching Liberty's neck.
1900ovam35a 3.jpg
Liberty has a "spiked lip" from the clashes.
1900ovam35a 2.jpg
Additional Info:
Below is a 1900-O VAM-29A early/medium die state. Note the crack begins on left edge of the denticle space under Liberty's neck V. Additionally, the crack starts on the curve of the 9. Unfortunately, early die states of the VAM-29A break are not as bold and can be confused with the VAM-14A. Complicating this issue is the fact that the VAM-29A brings a significant premium as a Top 100 VAM where the VAM-14A usually does not. VAM-29A is seldom, if ever, found in mint state and the VAM-14A can be found in high grades. The VAM-14A is not actually a die break but rather a die crack. No metal was significantly displaced as happened in the late stages of the VAM-29A. This page should help attribute the differences in the early stages of the VAM-29A from the VAM-14A.
1900ovam29a.jpg

Full Coin Photos

2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-14A (Single Clash) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]