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1891-O VAM-1A1

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=1891-O VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT=
Discovered September 1891, Robert Preston (unofficial)<br/>
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM.<br />
'''1A1'''(revised) '''III21 III2 1 · C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT) (181) I-5 R-5'''<br />'''Obverse III21–III2 1 –''' Strongly clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Part of incuse top of D of DOLLAR from reverse shows below I of PLURIBUS.<br />'''Reverse C3a–C3a –''' Strongly clashed die with full raised E below eagle’s tail feathers on left side and partial raised B at left of E, tip of R to right of E and raised bar of T in middle of tail feathers from obverse LIBERTY. Centered circular medium III O mint mark.<br />
'''Comments:'''<br />
'''1.''' # Four die states of this die pair have been catalogued.<br />The order in cataloged with the following progression is:<br />#* 1st VAM-1a1 1A1 Clash<br />#* 2nd [[1891-O VAM-1a4 1A4|VAM 1A4]] Clash Polishing and gouge<br />#* 3rd [[1891-O VAM-1a2 1A2|VAM 1A2]] Depression to Bump<br />#* 4th [[1891-O VAM-1a3 1A3|VAM 1A3]] Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED<br />* [[VAM-1A1 Through 1A4|VAM-1A1 Through 1A4]]<br />'''2.''' # The final die state , [[1891-O VAM-1A3|1891-O VAM-1A3]] , has a large raised verticle vertical bar break on left side of profile line extending up to wreath leaf.<br />'''3.''' # This VAM has a the strongest E clashed on the reverse of any Morgan dollar. In fact, the E on the reverse looks like it was actually part of the design it was so strong.<br />'''4.''' # This is a really cool variety well worth a substantial premium to own in AU. Mint state examples are exceptionally rare.<br />
'''Threads:'''<br />
'''1.''' # Russ's Coin to LVA 2013 http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/share/view/65101022<br />'''2.''' # [[http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/5593034#5595712]]<br />'''3.''' # [http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/15400546 AdiosVW-II Thread]<br />
= LVA Plate Photos: Photo =
[[image:1891-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_E1.jpg |415px]][[image:1891-O_Clashed_BERT.jpg |415px]]<br />
[[image:1891-O VAM-1A Clashed D&O.jpg |415px]][[image:1891-O_VAM-1A-Clashed_O.jpg |415px]]<br />
= Additional Photos: =[[image<gallery mode=packed widths=400 heights=300 style="text-align:left">1891o_vam1a_rev.jpg]]<br />Additionally, the 1891o_vam1a_rev_b.jpg|The reverse is loaded with extra other design elements transferred from the obverse die when the two dies clashed together without a planchet in the chamber.<br /gallery>This letter from the acting Mint Director to the Superintendent of the Mint in 1891 shows this variety being discovered as a result of a special assay.[[image:1891o_vam1a_rev_bmintletter_91ov1a.jpg]]<br />
= Full Coin Photos =
Large Full Coin of VAM-1A1 Photo and '''Attribution By ''''''by TwoHawks'''<br />
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