1888-P VAM-12 Doubled Ear, High Date, Doubled Reverse

Discovered by Martin Field, February 1979.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

12(revised) III220 · C3e (Doubled Ear, High Date, Doubled Reverse) (190) I-3 R-4
Obverse III220– Ear slightly doubled at bottom of opening and at lower outside. Date set slightly high.
Reverse C3e– Lower inside of letters doubled in U-TED STATES OF AMERICA. Doubled top inside of LLAR and right star towards rim. Left and right wreath doubled towards rim with some tripled left leaves, Slightly doubled left tail feather ends and of arrow feathers and bottom of olive leaves. W- Rust in motto doubled at top. Extremely over polished obverse & reverse dies due to removing clash marks.

Comments:
1- Reverse C3e shared with VAM-12A, VAM-24, VAM-24A.
2- Some VAM-41 Rev Plate Photos are used below. In Nov. 2014 VAM-41 was determined to be VAM-24, a previous use of VAM-12's Rev.
3- Very late stages of VAM-12 may not exhibit strong doubling in the Rev legend due to die wear.

LVA Plate Photos:
1888-P_VAM-12_PLATE_PHOTO_SEP_28_2010.jpgLVAMLD-88Pv12odm-112414.jpg
LVAMLD_88-Pv41_3.jpgLVAMLD_88-Pv41_2.jpg

Additional photos:
SWH_1888-P_VAM-12_DATE.jpg

Two clashes from wing to N and wing to G
SWH_1888-P_VAM-12_CLASHES_2.jpg
SWH_1888-P_VAM-12_AMERICA.jpg

Doubling on R in Dollar and star.
SWH_1888-P_VAM-12_R_IN_DOLLAR_2.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-12 Images© on loan to VAMworld ® ATTRIBUTION and PHOTO BY Algot Stephenson
1888-P-V12-ALGOT-OBV.jpg
1888-P-V12-ALGOT-REV.jpg


Price History:

165.00 5/4/11 ebay

Condition Census:

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-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
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1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-12
MS
93
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
2
7
5
13
27
27
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-12A
MS
54
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
5
3
3
5
18
16
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
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