1891-P VAM-2A Doubled Ear, Mustache, Clashed Obverse n

Discovered by Steve Sabella, April 1980.

This coin is a Top 100 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.

2A(revised) III22 · C3a (Doubled Ear, Mustache, Clashed Obverse n) ( ? ) I-3 R-5
Obverse III22– Die break in front of upper lip from clashed die with faint partial incuse n of In from reverse next to Liberty head neck.

Comments:
1- The VAM-2A is a late die state of the fairly common VAM-2 doubled ear. It shows the same doubling of the lower earlobe on the obverse. A small die break occurred on Liberty's upper lip and can be seen as a "moustache" shape. This doubled ear, die break combination is exceptionally rare and should be snatched up in any grade, even very low-end circulated specimens. Sometimes only a small part of the moustache is visible as the break has not developed fully. These are desirable but not worth as much as the full moustache break.

LVA Plate Photos:
1891-P_VAM-2A_Clashed_n.jpg1891-P_VAM-2A_Mustache.jpg

Additional photos:
1891_vam2a_obv_b.jpg1891_vam2_obv.jpg

Sometimes an early die state of the moustache break is found. Below is an example of an EDS break. Typically, the EDS does not bring as much as a full moustache break.
1891vam2aeds.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-2A AU-55 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mike Faraone at PCGS
1891_RonH_VAM-2A_OBV_10222013.jpg
1891_RonH_VAM-2A_REV_10222013.jpg

From Heritage's auction archives another quite a few here




Price History:
1891 VAM-2A PCGS AU58 Heritage $1762.50 3/2/2014

1891 VAM-2A PCGS AU55 Heritage $587.50 12/8/2013

1891 VAM-2A PCGS AU53 Heritage $793.13 12/6/2013

1891 VAM-2A PCGS AU50 Heritage $376 7/10/2016

1891 VAM-2A NGC XF45 Heritage $294.93 4/5/2015
1891 VAM-2A NGC XF45 Heritage $282 4/7/2015

1891 VAM-2A PCGS XF40 Heritage $114 9/11/2016
1891 VAM-2A ANACS VF20 Heritage $99 8/21/2016

Early Die State
1891 VAM-2A PCGS XF45 eBay $150 12/27/2016
1891 VAM-2A NGC XF45 Heritage $345 1/27/2008


Condition Census:

12/2016
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-2A
MS
83
0
1
7
1
18
11
11
11
12
7
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-2A
MS
41
0
1
1
3
3
6
8
4
2
6
7
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
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
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
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
NGC
VAM-2A
MS
11
0
0
2
0
4
0
1
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total


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