1881-O VAM-5 O/O Right, Doubled 1

Discovered by Tom DeLorey, April 1974.

This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.

5 III2 3 - C3c (O/O Right, Doubled 1) (176) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 3- Last 1 doubled at top and on lower right side of shaft.
Reverse C3c- Mint mark doubled on right inside with a shallow thin diagonal gouge two-thirds the way up in the opening.

Comments:
1- The obverse shows an over-polished designer initial and the reverse right wreath leaves are separated from the branch.

Threads:
1- http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/62743286

LVA Plate Photos:
1881-O_VAM-5_Markers.jpg

Additional photos:
On the reverse: The leaves of the lower left wreath are also polished, and note the polished tip in the first bunch of leaves.
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There also is a die scratch extending from the rim to the star in between ‘DOLLAR’ and ‘AMERICA’
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The following pictures are what vampicker referred to as “secondary characteristics.” Sorry, vampicker, but referencing you adds a credibility to the post.
Here are pictures of the polished lower hair and the strong polishing lines in the circular area just to the left. I don’t know if all specimens show these characteristics, but at least some do… PLEASE NOTE, as Brian Raines thoughtfully pointed out, the over-polished tail end of the hair can also be found on 1881-O examples that are not VAM-5s. Therefore, do not consider it a determinative diagnostic.
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The next picture shows some interesting polishing lines around the cotton leaf and boll just to the left of the cap fold.
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Finally, there is a faint a line that extends from above the eyelid to the bridge of the nose that NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED on other specimens. Confirmed! Take a look at the Large Photos below.
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*Additional Pups:
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1881-O_RonH_VAM-5_REV_01122013.jpg
1881-O_RonH_VAM-5_OBV_01122013.jpg

From Heritage's auction archives another here here here here here





Price History:
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS63DMPL Heritage 11/2013 $514.65
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS63PL Heritage 11/2013 $559.30

1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS65 Heritage 6/2012 $1380

1881-O VAM-5 NGC MS64 Heritage 5/2016 $223.25
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS64 Heritage 12/2013 $282
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS64 Heritage 9/2013 $499.38

1881-O VAM-5 ANACS MS63 Heritage 7/2014 $66
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS63 Heritage 12/2013 $188
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS63 Heritage 7/2013 $235
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS63 Heritage 1/2013 $587.50

1881-O VAM-5 NGC MS62 Heritage 5/2016 $74
1881-O VAM-5 PCGS MS62 Heritage 7/2013 $158.63


1881-O VAM-5 NGC MS61 Heritage 4/2015 $69
1881-O VAM-5 NGC MS61 Heritage 10/2014 $111.63
1881-O VAM-5 NGC MS61 Heritage 7/2014 $80
1881-O VAM-5 NGC MS61 Heritage 4/2014 $76

Condition Census:

11/2016
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-5
MS
58
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
5
1
6
13
17
8
3
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-5
MS
66
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
2
0
12
21
19
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-5
MS
84
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
26
42
9
4
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total




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