1882-O VAM-9 Doubled 18, Metal in 882, Long Die Scratches
Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.
9(revised) III210 · C3a (Doubled 18, Metal in 882, Long Die Scratches) (181) I-3 R-4 (R-5???)
Obverse III210– Metal in 882. Die flakes and polished areas on right inside of lower loop of both 8's and 2 in upper loop with curved horizontal step at lower left side of loop opening and filled lower loop with polishing lines. Slightly doubled 1 at top right and first 8 at top inside of both loops. Fine die scratches from hair front over to TY, another from Y over to middle of left cotton boll, and third double line in lower cotton leaf down to bottom of Phrygian cap as single line. Doubled top of Phrygian cap.
1. There is an error in the VAM Book on p. 239 that shows the picture of the date annotated as VAM 10 obverse. The only picture annotated as VAM 9 is an O/O Left mint mark, although this is not mentioned in the VAM 9 description. In the errata in the 4th edition, this is corrected, and the combination of the O/O Left mint mark and the die flakes seen here is listed as VAM 14. It was unclear whether or not VAM 9, with a normal mint mark, actually existed as originally listed, or if it was supposed to have been listed with the originally pictured O/O Left. That question was answered in the affirmative and the VAM 9 should have been listed by a review of a coin in Logan McKechnie's collection. Photos are below.
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Full Coin Photos
Full coin shots from Algot.Stephenson VAM-9 ATTRIBUTED BYJohn Baumgart at VSS