1889-O VAM-1A

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1889-O VAM-1A E on Reverse

Discovered by Francis Klaes, June 1963.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
1A III21 · C3a (Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D & O, Reverse BER, M) (181) I-5 R-7
Obverse III21– Strongly clashed die with partial incuse G of God from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck, partial incuse t of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge and partial incuse O of O mint mark from reverse showing above right wheat leaf. Weak horizontal line below I in PLURIBUS from top of D in DOLLAR from reverse. Weak curved line next to cap below first U in UNUM from top of R in DOLLAR from reverse.
Reverse C3a– Strongly clashed die with full raised E below eagle’s tail feathers on left side and partial raised B left of E and tip of R to right of E from obverse LIBERTY. Late die states show double clashed E. Also shows raised designer’s initial M from obverse between d and W of God We. Centered circular medium III O mint mark.
1- VAM-1A comes in two die states, the first clash leaves a partial E and the second, traditional clash comes with a full E and a partial B on the reverse. Thus, Leroy Van Allen has divided VAM-1A into die stages - 1889-O VAM-1A1 and 1889-O VAM-1A2. Both stages are extremely rare and valuable, but probably the second die stage should command a greater premium in the market. The one clash stage (VAM 1A1) shows a relatively strong E...stronger than the Hot 50 1889-O VAM-20A. The two clash stage (VAM 1A2) shows a double clashed strong E and many other letters, the second clash was much harder than the first and there's design tranfer all over the place.

LVA Plate Photos

1889-O VAM-1A Clashed G.jpg1889-O VAM-1A Clashed M.jpg
1889-O VAM-1A Clashed O.jpg1889-O VAM-1A Clashed st.jpg
1889-O VAM-1A Dbl Clashed E.jpg

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Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© 1889-O VAM-1A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy and ATTRIBUTED BY Jack Lee

ANACS POP's as of 12/2012 by user:albannach
NGC AOH as of 12/22/12
PCGS as of this morning: 12/20/2012 [Discussion Thread] user:dhalladay
03- 2
04- 2
06- 1
08- 1
10- 0
12- 2
15- 4
20- 1
25- 4
30- 5
35- 5
40- 7
45- 14
50- 6
53- 2
55- 7
58- 1
60- 0
61- 1