1888-O VAM-2 Oval O Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left.

Discovered by Melvin Carmichael, August 1951. Revised 2008.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

Die 2 has been designated 1888-O VAM-34.

2(revised) II21· C3b (Oval O) (181) I-3 R-4
Obverse III21– Die 1– Date at right side of normal position. Very slight doubling of nose and upper lip profile plus top of Phrygian cap.
Reverse C3b– Normal die of C3 type with tall oval medium II O mint mark set high.

Comments:

LVA Plate Photo:

1888 O VAM-2 Oval O Die 1

1888-O_VAM-2_Die_1_Date_Position.jpg

1888 O VAM-34 Oval O

1888-O_VAM-2_Die_2_Date_Position.jpg
1888-O_VAM-2_Die_2_Polished_8.jpg
1888-O_VAM-2_High_Oval_O.jpg

Additional photos:

Die 1 below.

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ASH_1888-O_VAM-2_DIE_1_PAGE_2.jpg
Die 2 below.
ASH_1888-O_VAM-2_DIE_2_PAGE_1.jpg
ASH_1888-O_VAM-2_DIE_2_2ND_PAGE.jpg

Above photos and text courtesy of Ash Harrison.

2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from an ngc au55 attributed holder

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Price History:

1888-O VAM-2 Die 1 Raw Dipped AU $53.11 eBay 08/31/2008
1888-O VAM-2 PCGS XF45 $125.00 eBay 11/28/10


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-2
MS
46
0
0
5
2
7
2
8
4
3
3
6
0
0
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-2
MS
46
0
2
7
3
4
8
6
6
1
3
3
0
0
2
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-2
MS
24
0
1
2
1
2
1
0
3
2
5
5
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total





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