1888-O VAM-17 Near Date, Oval O
Discovered by Jeff Oxman, January 1988.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
17 III2 11 - C3b (Near Date, Oval O) (181) I-3 R-3
Obverse III2 11- Date set further left than normal.
Reverse C3b- Oval mint mark set high.
LVA Plate Photos:
This VAM has an oval O mint mark. Notice it is thinner outside and has a longer center.
Above photos and text courtesy of Ash Harrison.
There is a small rust pit or die chip found in the gap in
the hair directly behind the bottom of Liberty's jaw.
Here is a die scratch that may be used to help diagnostics on higher grade specimens.
Full Coin Photos
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