1889-O VAM-20A Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak E

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, March 1998. Revised 2004.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

20A (revised) III2 12 ∙ C3a (Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak E) (181) I-3 R-7
Obverse III2 12 - Clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf.
Reverse C3a - Normal, but clashed die at bottom with weak partial raised E from LIBERTY showing below eagle's tail feathers on left side. Only top back & faint middle serif of E shows.

Comments:
1- Later die state of VAM-20. Exceedingly rare in all grades.
2- Note: Not all clashed VAM-20's are VAM-20A. Subsequent action by the mint removed the E reverse. This stage is listed as VAM-20B.

Threads:
1- http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/63068160

LVA Plate Photos:
1889-O_VAM-20A_Clashed_E.jpg1889-O_VAM-20A_Partial_E.jpg1889-O_VAM-20A_Weak_Clashed_O.jpg

Additional photos:
Slanted Date:
1889-O_VAM-20_Slanted_Date.jpg

Polishing lines in LIBERTY:
1889-O_VAM-20_LIBERTY_polishing_lines.jpg

Very rare E Reverse:
CFE_12-04-2010_1889-O_V20A_E-CLASH1.jpg
CFE_12-04-2010_1889-O_V20A_E-CLASH1.jpg


Clashed Phrygian Cap
CFE_05-20-2010_1889-O_CAP-CLASH1.jpgCFE_05-20-2010_1889-O_MM2.jpgCFE_12-04-2010_1889-O_V20A_FOREHEAD-CLASH1.jpg

By Mitch Hill,Full Coin VAM-20A Images photographed and ATTRIBUTED BY John Baumgart @ Variety_Slabbing_Service.jpg

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Full coin copyrighted© VAM-20a images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of ©Heritage Auctions Attributed by twohawks
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Price History:

1889-O VAM 20A PCGS AU 53 Private Sale $975.00 04/05/2010
1889-O VAM 20A PCGS AU 53 eBay $735.00 10/09/2011

Condition Census:

As of 9/2014 populations at PCGS & 12/2012 ANACS are: Plus 1 NGC.MS-62+ sent for cross over 10-3-2014 crossed @64

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-20A E REV HOT 50
MS
16





2
3
3
5
3
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-20A E REV HOT 50
MS
25
0
0
0
1
2
7
4
6
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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