Rtm 1887P 051616
1887-P VAM-12A Dbld LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st
Discovered by Mark Kimpton, September 2003.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM
12A III212 · C3a (Dbld LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III212– Clashed die with partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Late die states have st removed from additional clashing and with plateau die crack. Faint clashed n tick at neck on some specimens, but not on this coin.
1- The VAM-12 and 12A were coined from the same die, contained the same die scratches, etc. The difference between them is that the VAM-12A is clashed. If you see a strong Alligator Eye, you can presume that you have a VAM-12A. Also, be aware that even if you have a VAM-12A that is clashed, you might have a VAM-12A that was coined in the life stage immediately prior to the VAM-12A that produced a partial incused "st". It doesn't mean that you don't have a VAM-12A, it simply means that you have the pre-"st" version of the VAM-12A.
LVA Plate Photos
- The Date is set in the normal position.
- The Alligator Eye is strongly clashed.
- LIBERTY is doubled.
- The Obverse clash line is located below the joint of the Jaw and Neck and contains no incused "n" as described above.
- The Hair Vee appears to contain a partial incused "st".
- The right Wing clash starts strongly from the Wing and travels toward the right leg of the "n".
*This coin is VSS Certified as a VAM-12A.