1889-O VAM-1A1 E on Reverse, Early Die State

Assigned 2006.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

1A1 III21 · C3a (Clashed Obverse t, Reverse Partial E & M) (181) I-4 R-6
Obverse III21– Slightly doubled ear at lower right inside. Clashed die with partial incuse t of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Late die state show radial die crack between BU in PLURIBUS.
Reverse C3a– III O mint mark set very slightly high. Clashed die with weak partial E from LIBERTY on obverse showing below eagle’s tail feathers on left side. Top crossbar, upper vertical bar and middle serif show. Early clashed die state of later full clashed E. Bolder than VAM 20A partial clashed E and set slightly further right. Partial raised designer’s initial M from obverse shows between d and W of God We.

Comments:
1- This die pair was known as the VAM23A until de-listed and identified as the EDS of the VAM1A Weak "E" Reverse. This is from an AU speciment that has been cleaned. The "E" is stronger than shown in this photo for uncleaned specimens..
2- The EDS of the VAM-1A series is the VAM-9 Die 2. Leroy decided to not change the VAM number for the 1A, as it has been used for so
long.
3- The BU Crack exists on the non-clashed VAM-9 Die 2

LVA Plate Photos:
1889_O_VAM1A1_Plates1an2.jpg

Additional photos:
Single Clashed E
1889_O_VAM_1A1_E_Clashcopyrename.jpg
Single and Faint Clashed E
ARS_1889_O_VAM1A1_4.jpg
Date placement for reference.
ARS_1889_O_VAM1A1_2.jpg
Mint Mark for reference
ARS_1889_O_VAM1A1_3.jpg
Late die state show radial die crack between BU in PLURIBUS.
Die crack between B & U of Pluribus on Obverse that acts as the die marker to identify this VAM from the similar weak "E" VAM 20A.
ARS_1889_O_VAM1A1_1.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© 1889-O VAM-1A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy and ATTRIBUTED BY Jack Lee
1889-O_Jack_Lee_VAM-1A_OBV_12222012.jpg
1889-O_Jack_Lee_VAM-1A_REV_12222012.jpg
Large full coin showing Cud beginning to form just right of the date & B/U crack
1889_O_VAM1AMHIUAHOBVcrop.JPG
1889_O_VAM1AMHIUAHREVcrop.JPG
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1A1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg1889-O_RonH_VAM-1A1_OBV_XF-45_07282013.jpg
1889-O_RonH_VAM-1A1_REV_XF-45_07282013.jpg
1889-O_RonH_VAM-1A1_OBV_XF-45_07282013-horz.jpg


Price History:

Condition Census:

12/2012
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-1A
MS
65
2
3
1
6
15
21
6
2
7
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1A
MS
77
0
1
1
6
14
22
7
5
12
5
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1A1
MS
14
0
0
1
4
2
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1A2
MS
6
0
0
0
3
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-1A
MS






















NGC
VAM-1A1
MS
23
0
0
1
2
5
7
0
3
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-1A2
MS
3



1
2


















TOTALS
185
2
4
4
21
27
57
15
10
23
6
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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