1882-O VAM-9

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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.
Comments:
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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LVA Plate Photos:

1882-O VAM-9 Die Scratches Back.jpg1882-O VAM-9 Die Scratches Top.jpg

Additional Photos:

1882-O VAM 9 Photo 1.jpg
The 'clean' mintmark.
1882-O VAM 9 Photo 2.jpg
The obverse marks at the rear of the cap"
1882-O VAM 9 Photo 3.jpg
The die gouges at the front of the obverse:
1882-O VAM 9 Photo 4.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full coin shots from Algot.Stephenson VAM-9 ATTRIBUTED BYJohn Baumgart at VSS

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