1887-P VAM-1B Clashed E Reverse

Discovered by Maurice Dubreuil, November 1974.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM

1B III21 · C3a (Clashed Reverse Partial E) (190) I-3 R-6
Reverse C3a– Clashed die with almost full E close to eagle’s tail feathers on left side. Lower horizontal bar is missing.

Comments:
1- Acquiring an 1887 with a clashed E is considered a landmark event by most variety specialists, (as written by Jeff Oxman), clashed reverse varieties tend to be coins struck late in the life of the dies, as represented here with this Hot 50 Variety, clashed E die variety represents one of the hottest areas of VAM collecting! This VAM is on just about everybody's hit list.
2- Additional Photos of the 1887-P VAM-1 EDS of 1B with no transfer, Early Die State does not have the E transfer

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:
1887-P_VAM_1B_Die_Cracks_Date.jpg 1887-P_VAM_1B_Partial_Clashed_E.jpg
1887-P_VAM_1B_E_on_Rev.jpg

Additional photos:
Date Placement
BOP_1887-P_Rare_vam-1B_NO.2_-4.jpg

Die cracks (left stars)
mrjuan-vam-1b-break.JPG

lines in RTY (liberty)
mrjuan-vam-liberty-.JPG

Unique die cracks through the date.
1887_VAM_1B_Date.jpg

Reverse Pups
Cap clash on left wreath
mrjuan-vam-1b-clash.JPG
Placement of the 'E'
BOP_1887-P_Rare_vam-1B_NO.2_-5.jpg1887-P_VAM-1B_E_rev1.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1B (Mid Die Stage) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1887_RonH_VAM-1B_REV_09272014.jpg
1887_RonH_VAM-1B_OBV_09272014.jpg
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1B (Later Die Stage) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1887_RonH_VAM-1B_OBV_12212012.jpg
1887_RonH_VAM-1B_REV_12212012.jpg
HIGH RESOLUTION OF THE SAME COIN.
1887_RonH_VAM-1B_REV_HERITAGE-PLATE_12212012.jpg
1877_RonH_VAM-1B_OBV_HERITAGE-PLATE_12212012.jpg
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Price History:
PCGS AU55 $7000 (Private party sale) Nov 11, 2009
PCGS AU50 sold for $4,250 march/2011 PP
PCGS XF40 sold for $3,500 in January, 2008 (Private party sale at FUN Coin show).

Condition Census: as of 4/2011
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
ANACS
VAM-1B E REV HOT 50
MS
14
0
0
0
0
4
6
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-1B E REV HOT 50
MS
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-1B E REV HOT 50
MS
17
0
0
0
0
2
9
1
2
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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