1887-P VAM-12A Dbld LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st

Discovered by Mark Kimpton, September 2003.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM

12A III212 · C3a (Dbld LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III212– Clashed die with partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Late die states have st removed from additional clashing and with plateau die crack. Faint clashed n tick at neck on some specimens.

Comments:
1- VAM 12/12A is the same die ,same die scratches,etc
the difference between them is, the vam 12A is clashed ,
so if you see strong clashing on your alligator eye vam ,you can presume you have a vam 12A

LVA Plate Photos:
1887-P_VAM_12_Alligator_Eye.jpg1887-P_VAM_12_Dbld_LIBERTY.jpg 1887-P_VAM-12A_Clashed_st.jpg

Additional photos:

RDM 1887 O VAM12A OBV A 1230013.jpg

Late die states have st removed from additional clashing and with plateau die crack.
RDM 1887 O VAM12A OBV C st Clash 1230013.jpg

1887_vam12_rev2.jpg
Photo below of clash position from N to wing.
JERICHO785_1887-P_VAM-12_6_FEB_2010_WING_CLASH_1.JPG
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-12A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions The-Scott-Hamilton.jpg
1887_RonH_VAM-12A_OBV_02072017A.jpg
1887_RonH_VAM-12A_REV_02072017A.jpg
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-12A (LDS) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions The-Scott-Hamilton.jpg
1887_RonH_VAM-12A_OBV_02112017A.jpg
1887_RonH_VAM-12A_REV_02112017A.jpg


From Heritage's auction archives another here here here here here
From Heritage's auction archives another plateau die crack (LDS) #2 here #5 here #1 here #5 here #17 here




Price History:

1887-P VAM-12A NGC MS65 eBay "store item" Buy It Now $239.99 July 2008
1887-P VAM-12A Raw AU/BU "Slider" eBay $48.59

Condition Census:
12/2013
PCGS labels only VAM-12 - 12A numbers from SSDC Registry
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-12A
MS
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
1
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-12A
MS
114
0
0
0
0
0
2

1
3
6
7
9
26
29
25
6
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-12A
MS
181
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
1
11
32
64
42
22
4
0
0
0
0
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