1896-P VAM-19 "8" in Denticles

Discovered by Chris Pilliod, October 1990.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

19 III219 · C3a (8 in Denticles) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III219– Top of 8 appears in two denticle spaces just below 8 as two raised and curved bars. Date slightly slanted with 1 closest to rim.

Comments: One of several Morgan dollar misplaced dates. Here the '8' was repunched and appears in the denticles. The other digits are not visible. The date has a mild slant, rising to the right. Not terribly difficult to find, but gets scarce in MS64 and above. NGC labels a late die state version of VAM-19, but this is not officially recognized. On later die state, the smaller shot bar in the next right denticle space doesn't show anymore from die wear, and on the reverse the doubling of the branch to the left also has been lost.
Also the wreath bow still shows doubling on the inside.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1896_VAM_19_Date.jpg
On the reverse, the wreath bow shows doubling on the inside and the branch to the left is doubled on the top:
1896_VAM_19_Bow.jpg

Later on in this die marriage the D crack in DOLLAR gets more ragged and the crack between the wreath on R develops.
1896_RonH_VAM-19_VLDS_REV_Die_Cracks_04212014TT.jpg

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-19 EDS Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©SB_16_logo.png® ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Same Coin as above, High Resolution:
1896_RonH_VAM-19_OBV_PLATE_04022014.jpg
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Price History:

1896-P VAM-19 PCGS MS63 PL $265.00 eBay 12/06/07
1896-P VAM-19 LDS NGC MS63 $60.00 eBay 10/26/08



Condition Census:


PCGS Population Reports as of 10/25/07

Grade
. 55 .
. 58 .
. 60 .
. 61 .
. 62 .
. 63 .
. 64 .
. 65 .
. 66 .

. Total .
MS
.. 1
.. 1
.. 0
.. 2
.. 4
. 10
. 11
.. 4
.. 0

.. 33
MSPL
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 1
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0

.. 1
MSDM
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 1
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0

.. 1

NGC Population Reports as of 10/25/07 (Late Die State Not Included)

Grade
. 55 .
. 58 .
. 60 .
. 61 .
. 62 .
. 63 .
. 64 .
. 64* .
. 65 .
. 66 .

. Total .
MS
.. 0
.. 1
.. 0
.. 5
.. 8
. 15
. 12
.. 1
.. 5
.. 0

.. 47
MSDPL
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 1
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0

... 1

Total for both PCGS and NGC Grading Services

Grade
. 55 .
. 58 .
. 60 .
. 61 .
. 62 .
. 63 .
. 64 .
. 64* .
. 65 .
. 66 .

. Total .
MS
.. 1
.. 2
.. 0
.. 7
. 12
. 25
. 23
.. 1
.. 9
.. 0

. 80
PL / DM ..
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 2
.. 1
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0
.. 0

.. 3**

++ Additional consideration should be noted for Rarity of Proof Like and Deep Mirror Examples
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