1889-P VAM-18

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, January 1982. Revised by C. Logan McKechnie September 2002.
Revised 2012

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

18 (revised) III2 18 - C3a (Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers) (190) I-3 R-4
Obverse III2 18- Ear slightly doubled at left inside and right outside. Slightly doubled lower edge of hair above ear and lower cotton leaves. Slanted date set much further right than normal with 1 higher than 9. Diagnostic - Slanted very far date with 1 higher than 9.
Reverse C3a - Three raised triangles in a row with denticle spacing below arrow feathers.

Comments: It is probably that all VAM-18's have the chip of the VAM-18A.

LVA Plate Photo:
1889_VAM-18_TY_Lines.jpg

Additional photos:
These images are of VAM-18A. To be VAM-18, you must exclude VAM-18A by noting the absence of the chip for that variety.
1889-P-18A-jbc-date.jpg
1889-P-18A-jbc-ear.jpg

VAM-18 has two parallel horizontal die scratches inside the cap fold and two parallel vertical die scratches below the fold.
This is helpful in differentiating from the VAM-16. VAM-18 also does not have doubled stars.
1889-P-18A-jbc-fold.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-18 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1889_RonH_VAM-18A_OBV_07182012.jpg
1889_RonH_VAM-18A_REV_07182012.jpg
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-18 Rotated Reverse Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

1889_RonH_VAM-18A_REV_03062015.jpg
1889_RonH_VAM-18A_OBV_03062015.jpg

Possible VEDS HERE





Price History:

1889-P VAM-18 NGC MS64 $112.50 eBay Feb-03-2007
1889-P VAM-18 PCGS MS65 $345.00 W/BP Teletrade 05/11/09
1889-P VAM-18 PCGS MS65 $400.00 eBay 03/28/11


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-18
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0








1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-18
MS
103
0
0
0
0
0
8
8
4
9
21
1
11
18
13
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-18A
MS
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
6
0
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-18
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
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