Rtm-1898O 070516

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1898-O VAM-13A Very Near Date, O Set High, Tripled 8, Clashed Obverse t

Discovered by Mark Kimpton, April 2003.
13A(revised) III2 8 · C3b (Very Near Date, O Set High, Tripled 8, Clashed Obverse t) (181) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 8– Multiple clashed die with single or double partial incused last "t" in Trust; and, wing edge from reverse showing in right vee of lower hair edge.
Reverse C3b– Medium O mint mark set high and upright.
Comments:
1- Can be confused with the 1898-O VAM-23 which also has a strong single clash and a very near date...check your Bow and Date cracks!!!
Threads:
Windycity coin; http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/12999607
Ron1883 coin; http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/74171226 or http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/74422619

LVA Plate Photos

1898-O VAM-13A Clash t Hairc-horz.jpg
This is the double obverse partial incused "t" variety of the VAM-13A. Please also note on the reverse the "t" in Trust is doubled as well.
--Comments:

  • This coin is PCGS Certified at MS64
  • The Date is set in the very near position.
  • This coin is triple clashed at the jaw-neck joint.
  • A double counter clash appears next to the neckline.
  • The Hair Vee area shows a strong double partial incused "t" with a prominent line immediately to the right of the incused "t".
  • A well defined clash event is seen on the top of the Cap (double clash).
  • The coin has a double counter clash behind the Cap Vee. The clashing is quite clear.
  • The left Wreath Clusters #1 and #2 shows a triple clash event and there is a clash line seen traveling from the Cluster #1 to the wing.
  • The last "t" in Trust is double clashed; some specimens might contain a triple clashed "t".
  • A triple clash line is seen traveling from the Eagle's right wing to the area between the "n" and "G" of In God.
  • The right Wreath Clusters #1 and #2 shows a triple clash event with a counter clash of a leaf edge on the right side of the leaf across from the middle structure of the "M" in AMERICA.
  • The Mint Mark is set high. Some specimens may show a Mint Mark that is tilted slightly to the left. I don't think this coin convincingly shows this tilting aspect.

''''SEE MY SD PTP: 1898-O VNC-13A 1716