1925-S VAM-8 Doubled Middle Olive Leaves & Talons
Discovered by David Close. Revised 2011.
8 II 1 B2h (Doubled Middle Olive Leaves & Talons) I-2 R-4
Obverse II1 - Die 1 - Some light die polishing lines in left and right field.
Die 2 - Some light die polishing lines in left and top fields different than Die 1.
Die marker - Short horizontal line to right of first right long ray to right of B in LIBERTY.
Reverse B2h- Slightly doubled lower edge of upper olive, middle olive leaves, lower edge of middle and right talon and bottom edge of rear leg feathers.
LVA Plate Photos:
Secondary markers: *Mint mark position:
Here is the comparison of mint marks for VAMs 6, 8, and 10:
There is a thin die scratch across the top of the "U" in PLURIBUS and a thin diagonal die scratch within the "U."
The obverse of the VAM 8 is shared with the VAM 9 (obverse die 1). There is a thin die scratch on Liberty's lip and polishing lines in the spaces between the three tiara rays on the right.
Full Coin Photos
Later die state coins develop several die cracks on the reverse.