1891-O VAM-1A2 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink

Discovered by Herb Zepke and David Hur?

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

1A2 III2 1 · C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath) (181) I-5 R-7
Obverse III2 1 - Beveled field at rim above PLURIBUS.
Reverse C3a– Die break at eye socket clash area at right inside of left wreath. It starts as a raised dome with depressed areas at top and right of eye socket line. Final die state (See VAM 1A3) has a large raised vertical bar break on left side of profile line extending up to wreath leaf.

Comments:
1- In addition to the dramatic E clash, a pronounced swelling in the field between the olive leaves and the wreath is clearly visible.
2- So the order in progression is:
  • 1st VAM-1a1 Clash
  • 2nd VAM-1a4 Clash Polishing and gouge
  • 3rd VAM-1a2 Depression to Bump
  • 4th VAM-1a3 Terminal break on Bump with non displaced radial break from UNITED
  • VAM-1A1 Through 1A4

Threads:
Russ Coin LVA 2013 http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/65101022

LVA Plate Photo:
1891-O_VAM-1A_Late_Die_Stage.jpg

Additional photos:
Photo Compilation from the TwoHawks 1891 O VAM-1A series Study
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Large Full Coin Photo of VAM-1A2 Photo and Attribution By TwoHawks Confirmed by Leroy Van Allen

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Large Full Coin VAM-1A2 Images on loan to VAMworld Photo and Attibution by Lost Dutchmen
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Price History:


1891-O VAM-1A (1A2) ANACS AU53 $517.00 Heritage 2/2/2015
1891-O VAM-1A (1A2) NGC AU53 $253 Heritage 1/22/2008


Condition Census:


6/2017
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-1A2
MS
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
3
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1A2
MS
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
2
3
4
3
3
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-1A2
MS
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
6
3
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
46

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