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The VAM of the Week: 1889-P VAM-7A High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck
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= '''The VAM of the Week:''' [[18891922-P VAM-7A2A Ear Ring Die Break]] High 9, = =1922-P VAM-2A Ear Ring Die Chips Stars & NeckBreak= <br />This coin is a [[Top 50 Peace Dollar VAMs|Top 50]] Peace Dollar VAM.<br />'''2A II1 - B2a (Ear Ring) I-3 R-4'''<br />'''Obverse II 1''' - Die crack from ear down to neck.<br />'''Reverse B2a''' - Normal die<br />'''Comments:''' <br />'''1.''' According to the ''Official Guide to the Top 50 Peace Dollar Varieties'' by Jeff Oxman and Dr. David Close, the VAM-2A is one of the "crown jewels" of the Top 50 set.<br />'''2.''' The VAM-2A gets its name by a major die break located near Liberty's ear that "dangles" down to her neck above the second "2" in the date. Early die states show a string of four connected lumps of metal visible on the surface of the coin. Later die states show a progression in the size of the break, and as shown in the photo below, an increase in size to where the metal of the break joined together to make the largest die break in the Top 50 Peace Dollar series.<br />
[[1889-P VAM-7A]] '''High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck'''<br />
'''7A(revised) III27 · C3a (High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck) (190) I-3 R-6'''<br />[[image:1922Pvam2a_1.jpg]]
This week's '''VOTW''' is the [[1889image:1922_RonH_VAM-P VAM-7A]]2A_OBV_04262011. The [[1889-P VAM-7Ajpg]] was included in John Roberts 2018 list. Main features of this VAM are heavy die wear on obverse and die chips/damaged stars. The late die state of this VAM, has also a die chip at point of neck.
[[imageImage:1889_7a_1.jpg]] [[image:1889_7a_2.jpg]] [[image:1889_7a_31922 RonH VAM-2A REV 04262011.jpg]]
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