1902-O VAM-45A

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1902-O VAM-45A Doubled Profile & Reverse Lettering, Clashed Obverse I & st

Discovered by Brian Raines, October 2004.
This coin is a Kimpton 12 Morgan Vam.
45A (revised August 2008) III 28 · C4l (Doubled Profile & Rev. Letters, Clashed Obv. I & st and Rev. I) (181) I-3 R-4
Obverse III 28 – Clashed die with only lower left tip of I of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck and partial st to right of right hair vee of lower hair edge. Date in normal position.
Reverse C4l – Clashed die with partial raised bar of I from obverse LIBERTY showing at top leaf stem junction to left of wreath bow. Possible partial raised bar of E at top of wrwath bow and of B from end of tail feathers above bow center, but not enough shows to be certain. Slightly rotated reverse of 10° CW. O mint mark set slightly high and tilted slightly left.

1. Not sure about this, but this VAM may be the first identified with a clashed "I" on both sides of the coin. The clashed "I" from reverse IN neck to Liberty's neck on obverse, and clashed "I" from obverse LIBERTY on reverse.


LVA Plate Photos:

1902-O VAM-45A Clashed I Tip.jpg 1902-O VAM-45A Clashed st.jpg
Plate from August 2008 Revision:
Van Allen Plate 1.jpg 1902-O VAM-45A Clashed Wreath.jpg

Additional Photos:

This coin has amazing clashes. They are too numerous to list, so hopefully the exploded views will give you an idea of the extent.
Obverse Clash Locations.jpg

Reverse Clash locations.jpg
Here is the reverse with clash marks in the "sweet spot".
Reverse Sweet Spot.jpg

Full Coin Photos