1889-P VAM-23A Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse In & st

Discovered by John Daino, October 1997. Discovered by Jeff Oxman, October 1997.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

23A III221 · C3a (Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse In & st) (190) I-5 R-7
Obverse III221– Very heavily clashed die with bold incuse n and partial incuse I of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck and partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Deepest clashed In known and first die reported with clashed letter other than E.

Comments:
1- Only 6 have been reported - Jeff Oxman's discovery piece (although Jeff is not listed as the finder), a cleaned AU/XF coin in a net graded ANACS holder, a raw coin found by C. Logan McKechnie in 2005 and was then graded AU58 PL by ANACS and later crossed to a PCGS AU58 [The coin is in the 'California' collection and expected to remain there.] and an NGC AU58 (now PCGS AU58) found in an old coin album by Dwight Brown (July, 2007). The fifth was reported on VAMWorld by remmy (July, 2013). It appears to be BU. The sixth found raw (June, 2014) now in PCGS 63.

LVA Plate Photos:
1889-P_VAM-23A_Clashed_st.jpg1889-P_VAM-23A_Clashed_In_1.jpg
1889-P_VAM-23A_Clashed_In.jpg

Additional photos:
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1889-P_VAM-23A_obverse_clash_at_nose.jpgremmy1100_dreaming2.jpg

The following photos are of the fourth specimen without the reverse clash marks:
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1889-P_VAM-23A_obverse_far_right_star.jpg1889-P_VAM-23A_obverse_UM.jpg

You would expect to see strong clash marks around "In G":
1889-P_VAM-23A_reverse_In.jpgash-23a-o4.jpg

Large Full Coin Image courtesy of Remmy
1889_P_VAM23A-OBVRemmy1100_dreaming-crop.jpg

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Price History:
Only 3 sales are known to VAMview:
$24,500 for a PCGS AU58 in Sept. 2009 (private parties)
$17,250 for an NGC AU58 in March 2008 (private parties)
$15,000 for an ANACS AU58PL in June 2004 (private parties)

Condition Census: 7/2014
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-23A
MS
4
0
0
0
0
0
0



3



1


0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-23A
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-23A
MS

0
0
0
0
0

0
0

0
0



0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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