1886-P VAM-20 Double Date

Discovered by Chuck Wishon. February 1998.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

20 III2 19 C3a (Doubled Date) (189) I-4 R-7
Obverse III2 19 - Entire date strongly doubled. 1 doubled as horizontal line well below base. First 8 slightly doubled below lower loop. Second 8 doubled at bottom inside of lower loop. 6 doubled as curved line on left side of lower loop.
Reverse C3a - Normal die

Comments: Strongly repunched date after the original date punch was, apparently, crooked. Fortunately for VAM specialists, this mistake was followed up by failing to completely polish of the error.

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:


Leroy's photo shows a better example of the doubled '8' in the date:
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Additional Photos:



Key pick up points are the line of raised extra metal under the '1' in the date and the curve inside the '6'.
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Full Coin Photos:



Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-20 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy Stacks and Bowers ® ATTRIBUTED BY NGC on Holder MS65
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-20 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY

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Price History:

1886 PCGS AU55, VAM-20, sold by L&C coins, $1650. Resold at FUN Show in January, 2008 for $3,800.
1886 P VAM-20 PCGS AU 53 $2290.00 eBay 08/21/2010


Condition Census:

Total certified population is just 10 coins as of September, 2008:
PCGS MS64
PCGS MS63 (crossed from NGC MS63*)
PCGS MS63
ANACS MS63 (believed to have crossed to PCGS - Oxman coin)
NGC MS61
ANACS MS61
PCGS AU58 (3)
ANACS AU58
PCGS AU55

12/2012
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-20
MS
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
6
0
0
0
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-20
MS
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-20
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0