1901-O VAM-1A Die Gouge in Ear, Clashed Obverse n & Double t
EDS coin discovered by C. Logan McKechnie January 2004. LDS coin discovered by C. Logan McKechnie September 2004.
This coin is a Super CD Morgan Vam.
1A(revised) III21 · C3a (Die Gouge in Ear, Clashed Obverse n & Double t) (181) I-2 R-5
Obverse III21– Diagonal die gouge inside ear. Clashed die with faint partial incuse n of In slightly away from Liberty head neck.The EDS of VAM 1A has a strong double incuse t from Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge.
1. The VAM-1A has three known stages and all are considered part of the Super CD collection.
Stage 1 An earlier die state showing only partial single incuse t or showing no t at all, has yet to be found. Such a coin would be considered an UEDS and quite rare.
Stage 2 The MDS specimens showing doubled/tripled Clashed top of t from ust in the HairVee on Obverse. and typically comes with a double Clashed Neckline. This is the most common of the three stages
Stage 3 The LDS, which commands a hefty financial premium, has a full t from Trust from the reverse showing in the right hair vee of the lower hair edge and is struck so deeply, that it covers the doubled incuse t seen on the EDS. The tops, however, can still be seen and the LDS is correctly described has having three t clashes in the first hair vee.
LVA Plate Photos:
The following two pics courtesy of Rod Meader.
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The LDS stage of this marriage has another T clashed over the faint ticks from the earlier stage.
One of the strongest and most complete T clashes known.
A small die break near the top of the "E" in AMERICA has been noted on examples of this die pair
Note Stage 2 Neck showing only double clash (from MDS example):
Double Clashed t in ust
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1A MDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©'[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY 'ANACS
Full T Clash LDS (t):