1884-P VAM-2A E Clash, Far Date, Dash under Second 8, Clashed Obverse n,s,t, Reverse E and M

Discovered by Ron Downing, March 1966.

This coin is a Hot 50 and Elite Clashed Morgan Dollar VAM

2A(revised) III22 • C3a (Dash Under 8, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse E & M) (188) I-3 R-5
Obverse III22– Clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse next to Liberty head neck and faint partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Date set further right than normal. Dash under second 8 in date.
Reverse C3a– Clashed die with partial raised E from obverse LIBERTY showing below eagle’s tail feather on left side. Vertical bar and middle serif of E shows. Also shows raised designer’s initial M from obverse above d in God.

Comments:
Key attribution identifiers for the VAM-2A are the dash line under the second 8 in the date and the date located further right from the normal denticle/date position.
Although not shown here, other clashed details such as the "bat-wing" clashes between the wreath and the eagles left wing, the outline of Liberty's profile between the eagle's right wing and right side wreath, the neck clash emanating from the top of the eagles' wing near the G in God of the motto, and clashed cotton bolls showing between the eagle's left wing and arrows, may also be helpful initially spotting this clashed coin.

LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:
Weak partial clashed E and designer's initial M on the reverse.
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Clashed cotton bolls referenced above. Photo courtesy of ebonaz.
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You should also refer to the die crack lines in the date and on other areas of the coin. Referencing them may help you
spot a VAM-2A especially in later die states.
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Also note the locations of features shown below showing die cracks, dash line under 8, clashed details under Liberty's neck (clashed N) and hair-vee (clashed s,t,) that may help you spot and attribute the coin.
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Here is a close-up of the left side stars and cracks. The 5th left star below across from Liberty's nose shows a die crack going into the denticles. The 3rd star has a curving die crack going to the denticles under the 4th star.
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The 2nd star has die cracks on the top and both sides with the 1st star having a crack from Liberty's neck.
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The s,t, of "trust" is located in Liberty's hair-vee.
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DASH under 2nd 8..
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Clashed I N..
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Clashed S T..
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M clash...
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-2A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-2A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mitch Hill
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From Heritage's auction archives another here here here here here








Price History:

1884-P VAM-2A ANACS MS63 $129.38 VAMquest 4/07
1884-P VAM-2A ANACS AU58 $48.00 eBay 9/13/08
1884-P VAM-2A NNC MS65 (closer to MS62/3) $112.50 eBay 8/03/08
1884-P VAM-2A PCGS MS63 $175.00 eBay 12/06/08
1884-P VAM 2A PCGS MS65 $500.00 eBay 4/2009
1884-P VAM 2A PCGS MS62 Unattributed $39.50 8/2009
1884-P VAM 2A PCGS MS63 $102.50 eBay 09/25/11
Heritage Auction Archive 2013


Condition Census:

8/2016
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
66+
67
68
69
PCGS
VAM-2A
MS
200
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
3
0
0
7
31
35
57
19
5
1
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-2A
MS
204
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
1
1
6
10
2
8
53
77
35
6
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-2A
MS
126
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
1
2
1
9
34
30
40
6
0
0
0
0
0

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