1886-O VAM-1A Clashed E Reverse

Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.

This coin is a Top 100 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.

1A(revised) III21 · C3a (Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse BER) (181) I-4 R-4
Obverse 11121 - Clashed die with partial incuse t of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge for late clashed dies with seven clashes.
Reverse C3a– Clashed die with full raised E below eagle’s tail feathers on left side and partial B & R next to E from obverse LIBERTY.

Comments:
1- 1886-O VAM-1A Clashed E. During the minting process the presses would sometimes slam the dies together without a blank planchet in the coining chamber. This violent process without a metal blank in between the dies caused damage. The two dies would strike against each other and transfer elements of their design across each side. In the case of the VAM-1A coin, the E in Liberty's head band was transferred to reverse die below Liberty's tailfeathers! Other clashing marks can be see elsewhere on the coin. A typical point to see Morgan clashing is inside the right side of the wreath where a triangular shape is seen impressed from the back of Liberty's head. This is often the easiest evidence of clashing that can be seen with the naked eye and a good pickup point to tip you to investigate for transferred letters which can be much harder to see.

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LVA Plate Photos:
1886-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_E.jpg
1886-O_VAM-1A_Single_Clash_BER.jpg


1886-O_VAM-1A_Single_Clash_Mark.jpg
1886-O_VAM-1A_Double_Clash.jpg
1886-O_VAM-1A_Multiple_Clashes.jpg
ARS_1886_O_VAM1A_6.jpg
Above: Clashed "t" from Trust on 7 Clash Revision Coin. By the way,
that is a water mark next to the "T" up against Liberty's hair.
Darn In Bev got to the plate copy from Leroy before I got to copy it.


Additional Photos:
1886_O_1A_EEEEEE1EEEEEE.jpg
a1886o_vam1a_rev_a.jpg

Just to prolong the page, here are the three clash stages in ascending order.
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ARS_1886_O_VAM1A3.jpg
1886o_vam1a_rev_b.jpg
1886o_vam1a_rev_a.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1A Single Clash Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
Of the three different clashes, the single clash, shown here, has been reported the hardest to find.
1886-O_RonH_VAM_1A_Single_Clash_OBV.JPG
1886-O_RonH_VAM_1A_Single_Clash_REV.JPG

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1A Double Clash Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©**Heritage Auctions** ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg1886-O_RonH_VAM-1A_OBV_05172017.jpg
1886-O_RonH_VAM-1A_REV_05172017.jpg

From Heritage's auction archives 2 pages (65) here


Price History:

1886-O 1A 62 ANACS Nov-08 VQ $872
1886-O 1A 61 PCGS Nov-12 PP $1,500
1886-O 1A 61 NGC Jan-09 H $690
1886-O 1A 58 ANACS Mar-09 H $1,064
1886-O 1A 58 PCGS Nov-08 PP $900
1886-O 1A 58 PCGS Dec-09 store $850
1886-O 1A 58 ANACS Apr-09 E $141
1886-O 1A 58 ANACS Jun-10 E $134
1886-O 1A 55 PCGS May-10 H $253
1886-O 1A 55 PCGS Feb-09 H $207
1886-O 1A 55 PCGS Feb-09 H $173
1886-O 1A 55 ANACS Sep-09 E $119
1886-O 1A 55 ICG Aug-09 H $94
1886-O 1A 53 NGC Nov-08 CS $220
1886-O 1A 53 NGC Nov-08 PP $200
1886-O 1A 53 PCGS Sep-10 E $190
1886-O 1A 53 PCGS May-10 E $113
1886-O 1A 50 NGC Mar-09 TT $253
1886-O 1A 50 PCGS Aug-09 E $134
1886-O 1A 50 NGC Feb-11 TT $127
1886-O 1A 50 PCGS Dec-09 E $113
1886-O 1A 50 NGC Feb-11 TT $104
1886-O 1A 50 raw Jun-10 E $100
1886-O 1A 50 ANACS Sep-10 E $62
1886-O 1A 45 NGC Nov-08 CS $275
1886-O 1A 45 PCGS Mar-12 H $99
1886-O 1A 45 PCGS Apr-09 E $86
1886-O 1A 45 ANACS Nov-08 TT $63
1886-O 1A 45 PCGS Jan-11 E $62
1886-O 1A 45 raw Sep-10 E $46
1886-O 1A 40 ANACS Feb-11 CS $225
1886-O 1A 40 ANACS Apr-09 TT $58
1886-O 1A 40 ANACS Feb-09 TT $44
1886-O 1A 35 NGC Nov-08 CS $150
1886-O 1A 35 NGC Jan-09 TT $98
1886-O 1A 35 NGC Feb-09 TT $92
1886-O 1A 35 NGC Mar-09 TT $69
1886-O 1A 35 PCGS Sep-11 H $62
1886-O 1A 35 ANACS Oct-09 E $33
1886-O 1A 30 ANACS Nov-08 TT $41
1886-O 1A 30 PCGS Dec-10 E $36
1886-O 1A 30 raw Oct-09 E $21
1886-O 1A 20 ANACS Dec-08 TT $41
1886-O 1A 15 NGC Nov-08 CS $45
1886-O 1A 10 ANACS Jun-09 TT $47
1886-O 1A 10 ANACS Dec-08 TT $41
1886-O 1A 10 raw Jan-09 E $23
1886-O 1A 4 NGC Nov-08 CS $30
1886-O 1A 4 raw Mar-10 E $14

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