1881-O VAM-1H

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1881-O VAM-1H Die Gouges Inner Wing #2

Discovered by JCox
1H III2 1 ∙ C3a (Die Gouges Inner Wing #2) (?) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 1 - Normal die, 1st 8 Spiked
Reverse C3a - Normal die with short diagonal die gouges in middle inner wing feathers of eagle's right wing and short vertical die gouges at bottom left and right inner wing feathers.

Comments:
1. This reverse shared with VAM 34A
2. This seems to be a duplicate of VAM 40
3. There is a seemingly odd emission sequence involving VAM 34A, VAM 1H, and a third die pair. VAM 34A seems to have been struck first and is found with clash marks on both sides. VAM 1H is a different obverse die with no clashes, but a later stage of the same reverse. Both sides develop serious die cracks. The third die pair has the VAM 34A obverse with a new reverse die. The obverse clash is still present, but worn, and there are die cracks on the obverse not present on 34A..

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The obverse die is heavily ccracked about Liberty's face. One long crack extends from the nostril down into the neck.
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It was previously clashed and the obverse clashing was polished out, raising the field in a bevel on the coin.
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Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1H Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler