Which 1891 O vam could this be?

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vambtym
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Which 1891 O vam could this be?

Post by vambtym » Sat May 22, 2021 9:32 am

Hi all,

Newly afflicted vammer here - lovely community and repository of die varieties here - love it!

I believe I've looked through all the title descriptions of the 1891 O vams, and many but not all of the reverse pics but could not find what I have I think.

Which vam is this? Or could it be a fake?

Sorry about the lousy non-closeup images - I don't have a macro camera or a way of doing closeup photos - camera I'm using just does not focus at closer distances.

Notice the mintmark O displaced to the right. I presume this transposition / displacement is due to a die variety, or I don't know what I'm talking about.
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Unseen in the photo, there is also a finer than hairline what looks like a die break between the T and A or A and T in STATES. Don't have the coin in front of me atm, but will double check on the exact hairline fracture location later.

Thanks in advance for your help.

lured_in_again
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Re: Which 1891 O vam could this be?

Post by lured_in_again » Sat May 22, 2021 2:04 pm

Take a look at VAM 13

vambtym
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Re: Which 1891 O vam could this be?

Post by vambtym » Sat May 22, 2021 7:27 pm

thank you lured! you got it, i'm certain! maybe the title of that vam should include "right shifted mintmark" or similar.

subsequent question, if pcgs doesn't list this vam, https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/189 ... d-e/133938 is it safe to say it's pretty ordinary and doesn't command a premium, or is there a better resource with a more expanded set of vam values?

it's a bit difficult and daunting searching this forum, hundreds of results come up, many unrelated or not for 1891 o and i'm not sure how to due an exact serach like "1891 o" to return exclusively 1891 o previous posts.

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