1900-O VAM-8B O/O/CC Centered, Shifted Left Rust Spots, Near Date, Clashed Obv n, st

Discovered by Mark Kimpton, March 2005.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

8B III25 · C3f (O/O/CC Centered, Shifted Left Rust Spots, Near Date, Clashed Obv n, st) (189) I-5 R-5
Obverse III25– Strongly clashed die with partial incuse n of In from reverse next to Liberty head neck and partial st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge.

Comments:
1- The 1900-O VAM-8 comes along with three other variations attributed as the VAM-8A, VAM-8B and VAM-8C. The VAM-8 shows the O/O/CC mintmark details. The 1900-O VAM-8A has the same mintmark along with pitting believed to be caused by rusted dies.
2- The VAM-8B has these details plus die clashed letters n,s,t, on the obverse. The partial incuse n of In from reverse appears next to Liberty head neck and partial st of Trust from reverse shows in right hair vee of lower hair edge.
3 - The 8C has the reverse extensively polished to remove the clash marks.
4- All this activity with the o/cc and the rusted areas makes this VAM an I-5 It's a great VAM with a lot of desirable VAM features!
5- This variety can be found in attractive mint state grades, sometimes in O/CC slabs with no VAM attribution.

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LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:
Below is a photo of the mintmark on the reverse which is the primary attribute to recognize the VAM-8 varieties. The O/CC feature is thick (on the right side) and quite pronounced!
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Clashed obverse lettering out of neck:
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Clashed obverse lettering under hair:
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Nice clashed wreath outline to right of cap:
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-8B Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg1900-O_RonH_VAM-8B_REV_07282013.jpg
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