Rtm-1900O 092516

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1900-O VAM-15A
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The Obverse shows two clash line; the first exits the Neck Line just below the joint of Liberty's Jaw and Neck Line and the other is found considerably below the first line. These lines were created by the clashing of the Eagle's Right Wing. Some specimens show one or three clash lines (Single and Triple Clashed). A partial incused n of the In found on the Reverse shows next to Liberty's Neck Line. The Date is set further left than is normal with doubling to 00. The first 0 is doubled at the lower left inside and lower right outside. The second O is doubled at the lower left inside. The two Right Stars show significant doubling, and this feature is a key to identifying this VAM. Liberty's Nose to Chin area shows the remains of the clashing of Left Wreath Clusters #1 and #2. The Legend LIBERTY, the Wheat Kernels and Leaves, as well as the lower half of the Head contain a large number of die file lines.
Note: While the Triple Clashed specimen may resemble the Single and Double Clashed VAM-15A, it is not a VAM-15A. The third clash line hid the partially incused n. Without the partially incused n, the Triple Clashed specimen reverts back to the VAM-15 (still a very nice VAM). There are many Morgan enthusiasts actively searching for a Triple Clashed specimen that has not hidden the incused n. Perhaps one will be found.
Listed Obverse Markers: None.
The Mint Mark is set high and is positioned slightly to the left. Left Wreath Clusters #1 and #2 show the clashing of Lady Liberty's Lip and the Right Wreath Clusters #1 and #2 show the clashing of the back bottom part of the Phrygian Cap (Cap Vee area). The Reverse clash lines were created by the clashing of Lady Liberty's Neck Line. One runs from the Eagle's Right Wing to the left leg of the n of In and the other runs from the Wing to the right leg of the n.
Listed Reverse Markers: None.
This coin has all of the attributes of the 1900-O VAM-15A. In addition, the following features are noted:

  • The feature that can be seen running into the Field from Lady Liberty's Jaw is an outer Wing clash mark. If you use a clash gauge or rotation device, you can see that it matches up to the outer feathers of the Eagle's Right Wing.
  • The Field around the bottom back part of the Phrygian Cap shows the effects of the clashing event and was created from the clashing of Right Wreath Cluster #1
  • Two clear die file lines run from the Eagle's Left Wing to the bottom middle part of the s in Trust. An additional faint line runs from the Left Wing toward the bottom middle part of the u in Trust.

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