1901-O VAM-56 Filled 9, Very High O
Discovered May 2010, by Ben Wengel
56 III2 ? C3?(Filled 9, Very High O) (181) R-7
Obverse - III2 type. Filled lower loop of 9 with partially filled lower loop of 9 and 0. Date in normal lateral position. Likely same obverse die as 1901 O VAMs 42 & 44 counterfeits with filled 9.
Reverse - C3 type with narrow gap between eagle's left wing and neck. Same cast counterfeit die as 1900 O VAM 52 and 1902 O VAM 63 with very high and upright medium III O mintmark. Has same raised area flaw next to wreath above AR of DOLLAR and die gouges at ED in UNITED and inside right wreath middle.
Comments: Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings may exist.
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Large Full Coin photo VAM-56 on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins and attributed by oldcollectorcoins