Discovered by Leonard Hinckley, February 1974. Two different Reverse dies discovered, 2011. Third die, 2012 Revised 2016

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

3 (revised) III2 2 - C3a (Doubled Stars & Eyelid, Near Date) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 2 - Doubled left stars towards rim, eyelid and eye front. Date set further left than normal at right edge.
Reverse C3b -
Die 1 – Die marker – Vertical polishing line from wing edge up between st in Trust.
Die 2 – IV S mint mark at top edge of normal position. Die marker – Faint vertical polishing line from wing edge up to below s in Trust.
Die 3 – Die marker – Slightly doubled bottom edge of lower arrow feathers. Vertical polishing line from wing up to left side below S in Trust.

Comments:
1- Die 2 was thought by the submitter to be the C3c reverse (VAM-10) and is at least very close to it.
2- Die 3 may become a revision of Die 1. This reverse has doubled arrow feathers and no die polish line through trust with a Overpolished berry above the second L of DOLLAR.

LVA Plate Photo Die 1:
1891-S-3die1-LVA-plate1.jpg
LVA Plate Photo Die 2:
1891-S-3die2-LVA-plate1.jpg1891-S-3die2-LVA-plate2.jpg

Additional photos:
1891-S_VAM-3_stars.jpg1891-S_VAM-3_star_closeup.jpg

Indeed, check out the nice doubled eyelid. There also seems to be a slight alligator eye effect working.
1891-S_VAM-3_eye.jpg

Die 3
Comment - Die 3 may become a revision of Die 1.
This reverse has doubled arrow feathers and no die polish line through trust.
Overpolished berry above the second L of DOLLAR.
pjm1891so.jpg
pjm1891sr.jpg
pjm1891scloseup1.jpg
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3 Die #1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions
1891-S_RonH_VAM-3_OBV.jpg
1891-S_RonH_VAM-3_REV.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3 Die #2 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions
1891-S_RonH_VAM-3_Die#2_REV_12312012.jpg
1891-S_RonH_VAM-3_Die#2_OBV_12312012.jpg



Price History:

1891-S VAM-3 PCGS MS62 $255 eBay Feb-04-2007
1891-S VAM3 Raw MS63 $58.91 eBay on 5/9/08
1891-S VAM-3 PCGS MS62 $250 ebay 2/14/09



Condition Census:


Die 1 - PCGS MS63 (discovery)
Die 2 - PCGS MS64 (discovery)
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