1900-S VAM-9 Near Date, S/S Serifs
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, January 1980.
9 III2 2 - C3f (Near Date, S/S Serifs) (187) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 2 - Seventh left star has two short spikes. Date set further left than normal.
Reverse C3f - Narrow S mint mark IV S doubled on lower right of top serif and bottom left of lower serif. Mint mark set high and centered.
1. [This discussion thread is of a letter from Leory Van Allen stating that the seventh left star has only one (1) spike].
2. Later die stages will show a vertical break through Liberty's nose into the field, with a chip just below the nose, as well as a crack through the top of the cap on the obverse. On the reverse, there is a thick crack through the O in ONE, left star, and U in UNITED, with a chip on the crack near the U. A sufficiently late die stage showing field displacement or a large enough break would be a candidate for listing as "VAM 9A", but such a listing hasn't been made yet.
1. Dennis H. coin http://www.vamworld.wikispaes.com/share/view/69411510
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