1900-O VAM-35A

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1900-O VAM 35A Doubled 900 & Ear, High O, Clashed Obverse n

Discovered as 14A December 2003 by O.C. Smith Jr. Became VAM-35A 2013. Revised: 2/21/17 by Rod Meader
35A (revised) III22 · C3l (Doubled 900 & Ear, High O, Clashed Obverse n) (181) I-2 R-5
Obverse III22– Clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck. Die cracks at date digit bottoms with slight displaced field breaks on later die states. Later clashed die state shows two diagonal clash lines at neck with weakened same clashed n.
Revision: via LVA, "Band of several parallel polishing lines from top right of D over to rim above N in UNITED on some specimens".

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-35A usually does not. VAM-29A is seldom, if ever, found in mint state and the VAM-35A can be found in high grades. The VAM-35A 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. This Variety come with a single or a Double Clash
3. VAM-14A same as VAM-35A, VAM-35A was eliminated. VAM-14A appears to be a duplication or repeated mis-attribution of VAM-41A. The mint-mark is set high with a tilt to the right on this marriage unlike the reverse pictured in the VAM book.
4. VAM-35A same as VAM-14A and VAM-41A, VAM-14A and VAM 41A were eliminated.
5. VAM-35A was reinstated December 2013.

Threads:
1. http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/65509770
2. http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/80805503
3. 35A COMPS: http://vamworld.wikispaces.com/rmg_1900O_021617

LVA Plate Photos:

1900-O VAM-35A Dbl Clashed 3n.jpg
Rtm-1900O 022717b .jpg

Additional Photos:

Pictured below is a 1900-O VAM-35A. 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 1900ovam35a 3.jpg 1900ovam35a 2.jpg
Liberty has a "spiked lip" from the clashes.
Next 2 photos by: ron1883
Rmg 1900O 122116a.jpg Rmg 1900O 122116b.jpg
Next 2 photos from Revision coin by: Rod Meader
Rtm 1900 O ED 1.jpg Rtm 1900 O ED 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-35A. Complicating this issue is the fact that the VAM-29A brings a significant premium as a Top 100 VAM where the VAM-35A 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-35A 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-35A.
1900ovam29a.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-35A (Single Clash) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

From Heritage's auction archives another double clash [here] [here]
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