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Line in 6, Slightly Doubled Ear
Discovered by Guy Messing, May 1974. Revision by Mark Kimpton, January 2004. Revised 2015
This coin is a
III2 1 · C3a (Line in 6, Slightly Doubled Ear) (189) I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 1–
Thick horizontal line curving down at left end in lower inside of upper loop of 6. Ear very slightly doubled at right inside.
Die marker -
Vertical polishing line at left end of Phyrtgian cap ribbon.
The 6 in the date has line above the circular portion of the 6. This is probably a die gouge, but could possibly be a re-punched digit. Be careful when attributing this VAM as some dies have polish in the same area where the line exists. I've seen coins in holders labeled VAM-1A that are most definitely not. Check the attribution yourself to be sure!
The former VAM 1A Die 2 is now
LVA Plate Photos:
has a more pronounced gouge as shown
A second remarkably similar obverse die was listed as Die 2 on March 30, 2008.
It is most easily told apart from Die 1 by the lump in the hair behind the ear.
has small, nearly vertical scratch at left end of cap ribbon.
lateral date position
Die 1 Comps
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1A
Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy
1886-P VAM-1A ANACS MS64 eBay $76.00 Jan-17-2007
1886-P VAM-1A ANACS MS64 eBay "store item" Buy It Now $129.99 August 2008
1886-P VAM-1A RAW MS64 eBay $102.50 Jan-14-2007
1886-P VAM-1A NGC MS63 eBay $41.20 Jan-30-2007
1886-P VAM-1A NGC MS66* Binion Pedigree eBay $382.77 June-28-2009
1886-P VAM-1A PCGS MS62 eBay $82.78 11/26/10
1886-P VAM-1A raw choice au eBay $46.00 07/19/12
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