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1900-O VAM-8 O/O/CC Centered Shifted Left
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965.
This coin is a
8 III2 5 - C3f (O/O/CC Centered Shifted Left) (181) I-5 R-4/5
Obverse III2 5 -
Date set further left than normal.
- Normal die with III O mint mark, centered and upright, with doubled O punched over CC. O is doubled at top left outside with notch missing at 11 o'clock in doubling and doubled at bottom inside of opening as a thin curved line. The CC mint mark is centered and shifted left under the O and shows as a thin broken curve on the left and two thick projections on the right connected to the O.
The 1900-O VAM-8 comes along with two other variations attributed as the
. The difference between these is that the VAM-8B is a die clashed coin. The VAM-8 shows the O/O/CC mintmark details. The VAM-8A has the same mintmark along with pitting believed to be caused by rusted dies. The VAM-8B has these details with die clashed letters n,s,t, on the obverse and the designer's M on the reverse. The VAM-8C has extensive polish marks on the reverse to remove the clash damage.
Mintmark on the reverse which is the primary attribute to recognize the VAM-8 varieties. You will notice that the mintmarks on the VAM-8 varieties are also shifted slightly left of center.
LVA Plate Photo:
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-8 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©
1900-O VAM-8 ANACS MS65 $1,600 eBay Feb-17-2007
1900-O VAM-8 Raw VF/XF
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