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.
1. 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