1888-O VAM-17 Near Date, Oval O

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, January 1988.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

17 III2 11 - C3b (Near Date, Oval O) (181) I-3 R-3
Obverse III2 11- Date set further left than normal.
Reverse C3b- Oval mint mark set high.

Comments:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
This VAM has an oval O mint mark. Notice it is thinner outside and has a longer center.
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Above photos and text courtesy of Ash Harrison.
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There is a small rust pit or die chip found in the gap in
the hair directly behind the bottom of Liberty's jaw.

Here is a die scratch that may be used to help diagnostics on higher grade specimens.
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2 full coin copyrighted© VAM-XX images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of ©Heritage Auctions uploaded by oldcollectorcoins and attributed by ©NGC

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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-17 images below uploaded by oldcollectorcoins - images courtesy of nickcapuano


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NOTE: Vam-o-rama reports that a strong XF specimen matching these reverse diagnostic photos has a "near date" configuration almost identical to that illustrated in the 1888-O VAM-6 page. Also, the date numerals on this coin DO slant upwards toward the right side.



Price History:




Condition Census:


9/2016
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-17
MS
116
0
0
0
0
19
9
21
7
12
23
9
0
2
4
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-17
MS
97
0
2
12
4
15
13
12
16
5
12
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-17
MS
62
0
1
0
1
11
5
11
3
9
12
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total



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