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1889-O VAM-23A Long Radial Reverse Break
Discovered by John Coxe

23A III2 13 - C3f (Double Ear, 18 Tilted Right, High O, Die Break T) (181) I-3 R-6
Reverse C3f - Radial die crack from denticles above right T in States down thru d in God and eagle's beak. Diplaced field break above T.

1- The Discoverer also states the connection of this exact reverse is from the VAM-8 series, Further research will reveal this is the exact reverse plated for VAM 8. Note the lump inside the D of DOLLAR. Date
2- R-6 is its rating and 12 specimens are in the registry right now
3- Condition census is tough, MS63 is top right now but the TPG ers are tough on grading this series because of the price jump
from MS-63 to MS-64
4- Currently the only list this is on in the registry is slot # 19 "Them's the Breaks set"


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Top 100 Morgan VAM List
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Attribution Tips
Attributing 1878-P VAMs
Attributing 1878-S Long Nock VAMs
Attributing 1879-S Reverse of 78
1882-O O/S Attribution Guide - differentiate VAMs 3,4 and 5 EDS and LDS.
1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide
Attributing 1899-O Micro O VAMs
Attributing 1921-D VAMs
1922-P Clashed Die Attribution
1922-S Clashed Die Attribution
1888-O Oval O Attribution Guide (PDF)
1921 Wide Reeding Varieties Attribution Guide (PDF)


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