1900-P VAM-11 Doubled Die Reverse

Discovered by Hoyt Warren, November 1974.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

11 III2 1 - C4/C3a (Doubled Eagle, 2 Olive Reverse) (189) I-4 R-5
Obverse III2 1 – Normal Die.
Reverse C4/C3a – Extra olive to right of olive connected to branch. Doubling of olive leaves in top cluster and first two leaves in the lower cluster, bottom of arrow feathers, shaft and arrowheads, first four tail feather ends, feathers on lower part of eagle's right wing, all of eagle's left wing, eagle's nostril and eye, bottom of top leaves on right wreath and right side of GOD WE TRU--.

Comments: VAM-11 shows significant doubling on the reverse. These details includes letters in the motto, eagle's nostril and eye, right wing, tail feather tips, olives/leaves, and arrows. A later discovery revealed the VAM-11 and VAM-24 share the same reverse but VAM-24 has a different obverse die which includes quintupled obverse stars.
1 - As of June, 2009 PCGS has graded 113 VAM-24's but only 12 VAM-11's for a ratio of 9 to 1. Expect premiums to dramatically increase for VAM-11.
2 - VAM 11 is a later die state of the reverse die than VAM 24.
3 - VAM 11 can be found with a prooflike obverse.


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Additional photos:
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If you prefer the verbal notation of date postion, VAM 11 measures LH3B45 while VAM 24 is C3LE5

LIBERTY's Eye - Die Scratch in front on the VAM 11; the VAM-24 has an "alligator eye".
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Doubling of Motto letters.
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Doubling of the eagle's eye, nostril, and lower right wing.
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Doubling of the arrows.
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Doubling of the first four tail feathers, olives, and leaves.
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2 full coin copyrighted© VAM-11 images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of lowcountrycoins uploaded by oldcollectorcoins attributed by lowcountrycoins

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Price History:

1900-P VAM-11 NGC MS63 $110.00 eBay Feb-07-2007

Top 10 certified sales prices from VAMview archives (many others in lower grades)
1900- 11 65 PCGS Jan-07 E $985
1900- 11 65 NGC Jun-07 MF $431
1900- 11 65 NGC Apr-08 H $253
1900- 11 65 ANACS Jan-08 H $173
1900- 11 64 PCGS Jan-07 E $484
1900- 11 64 PCGS Mar-08 TT $202
1900- 11 64 PCGS Sep-06 TT $179
1900- 11 64 PCGS Oct-06 E $178
1900- 11 64 NGC Jan-08 H $173
1900- 11 64 ANACS Jul-06 TT $157

Condition Census:

VAM-11 is one of the most consistently misattributed VAMs in many collections. All of the early examples of the Top 100 reverse were attributed as VAM-11, since a different obverse die was not noticed and listed for years. Most, and nearly all very high grade specimens are VAM-24. The date position is not as easy as the differences in Liberty's eye for differentiating the two.

7/2013
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-11
MS
33
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
1
4
2
1
0
3
6
10
1
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-11
MS
351
0
0
0
1
2
10
16
4
24
32
19
26
61
84
70
9
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-11
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-11
MS
158
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
10
27
3
10
26
23
43
11
1
0
0
0
0

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-24
MS
179
0
0
0
0
1
4
2
8
12
12
3
3
30
41
46
15
2
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-24
MS
382
0
0
0
0
0
11
26
20
54
59
17
21
56
76
39
3
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-24
MS

0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-24
MS
100
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
5
16
0
11
22
20
21
3
0
0
0
0
0
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