1900-O VAM-35

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1900-O VAM-35 Near Date, Doubled 900, High O

Discovered by Martin Field, August 1980. Reinstated 2013
35 III2 22 - C3l (Doubled 900, High O, Near Date) (181) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 22 - Doubled 900 with 900 at top inside and right 0 also at top outside. Ear doubled at right inside. Date set further left than normal.
Die marker - Two raised dots at hair edge above00 of date with 0.03' spacing of possible denticle impressions. Die cracks at bottom of date match VAM BOOK photo of VAM-35. Doubling at top inside of right 0 and strongly doubled ear different than VAM-14.

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-35 usually does not. VAM-29A is seldom, if ever, found in mint state and the VAM-35 can be found in high grades. The VAM-35 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-35.
This VAM has a light die crack running through the denticles almost horizontally across the bottom of the date.
2. VAM-35 was eliminated but reinstated in December 2013.

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1. http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/65509770

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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-35. Complicating this issue is the fact that the VAM-29A brings a significant premium as a Top 100 VAM where the VAM-35 usually does not. VAM-29A is seldom, if ever, found in mint state and the VAM-35 can be found in high grades. The VAM-35 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-35.
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