1891-O VAM-1A3 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath


This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

1A3 III21 · C3a (Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Wreath) (181) I-5 R-7
Obverse III21– Strongly clashed die at top with partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Part of incuse top of D of DOLLAR from reverse shows below I of PLURIBUS.
Reverse C3a– Final die state has a large raised verticle bar break on left side of profile line extending up to wreath leaf.

Comments:
1- The raised dome from the VAM 1A2 stage has now ruptured forming a fairly large break along its left side.
2- The die markers on the reverse die. Radial break between the N and I in UNITED.
3- 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
http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/63019516

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
Photo Compilation from the TwoHawks 1891 O VAM-1A series Study
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Large Full Coin of VAM-1A3 Photo and Attribution By TwoHawks

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Large Full Coin photo VAM-1A3 on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins and attributed by oldcollectorcoins
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Price History:



Condition Census:
8/2013This is a grade sensitive rarity coin, where XF 40 and higher are very scarce. To date Aug 2013 the highest grade Vam-1A3 is a PCGS AU-55 in the SSDC.

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-1A3
MS
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1A3
MS
19
0
0
1
0
2
3
0
0
2
1
1
0
1
1
3
0
3
1
0
0
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-1A3
MS
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
32


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