1889-O VAM-1A E on Reverse

Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

1A III21 · C3a (Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D & O, Reverse BER, M) (181) I-5 R-7
Obverse III21– Strongly clashed die with partial incuse G of God from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck, partial incuse t of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge and partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Weak horizontal line below I in PLURIBUS from top of D in DOLLAR from reverse. Weak curved line next to cap below first U in UNUM from top of R in DOLLAR from reverse.
Reverse C3a– Strongly clashed die with full raised E below eagle’s tail feathers on left side and partial raised B left of E and tip of R to right of E from obverse LIBERTY. Late die states show double clashed E. Also shows raised designer’s initial M from obverse between d and W of God We. Centered circular medium III O mint mark.

Comments:
1- VAM-1A comes in two die states, the first clash leaves a partial E and the second, traditional clash comes with a full E and a partial B on the reverse. Thus, Leroy Van Allen has divided VAM-1A into die stages - 1889-O VAM-1A1 and 1889-O VAM-1A2. Both stages are extremely rare and valuable, but probably the second die stage should command a greater premium in the market. The one clash stage (VAM 1A1) shows a relatively strong E...stronger than the Hot 50 1889-O VAM-20A. The two clash stage (VAM 1A2) shows a double clashed strong E and many other letters, the second clash was much harder than the first and there's design tranfer all over the place.

LVA Plate Photos: VAM-1A2 die stage.
1889-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_G.jpg1889-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_M.jpg
1889-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_O.jpg1889-O_VAM-1A_Clashed_st.jpg
1889-O_VAM-1A_Dbl_Clashed_E.jpg

Additional Photos:

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
1889_O_VAM1AMHIUAHOBVcrop.JPG
1889_O_VAM1AMHIUAHREVcrop.JPG


Price History:


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-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
- BrianRaines BrianRaines65 at pcgs! i just sold an anacs45 v1a1, and have a v1a2 vf details, corroded net f15, and an anacs xf details graffitti. add those to the known pops.
ANACS POP's as of 12/2012 by - albannach albannach
NGC AOH as of 12/22/12


PCGS as of this morning: 12/20/2012 Discussion Thread - dhalladay dhalladay
03- 2
04- 2
06- 1
08- 1
10- 0
12- 2
15- 4
20- 1
25- 4
30- 5
35- 5
40- 7
45- 14
50- 6
53- 2
55- 7
58- 1
60- 0
61- 1