1888-O VAM-20 Doubled Eyelid, Ear, Reverse Legend
Discovered by Richard Pawley, May 1998.
20 III214 · C3h (Doubled Eyelid, Ear, Reverse Legend) (181) I-3 R-3
Obverse III214– Eyelid doubled as thin line below front half and bar above eyelid front. Ear strongly doubled on right inside and doubled left edge of lower two cotton leaves.
Reverse C3h– Doubled bottom inside of letters towards rim in S–F AMERICA R, right side of right star, top and right sides of We Trust, and right side of top leaves in right wreath. III O mint mark set slightly high and to left.
1. An extremely elusive variety, apparently far more rare than the VAM listing estimate indicates.
LVA Plate Photos:
Very strong doubling inside ear
Slight doubling on underside of eyelid
Doubled left edge of lower two cotton leaves, particularly the lowest
A die scratch is found between the cotton bolls
Another marker, a small gouge in the right fork of the Y of LIBERTY
Mintmark is set high
Slight doubling on the right reverse, particularly the star
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-20 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Nico Marcus