1889-P VAM-15 Doubled 889, Ear & Arrow Feathers
Discovered by Martin Field, August 1980. Revised 9/2012.
15 (revised) III2 15-C3f (Doubled 889 & Arrow Feathers) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 15 - Doubled 889 in date. Slightly doubled left 8 at top inside of lower loop, right 8 at top inside of upper loop and 9 doubled at top inside of upper loop and at right inside of lower loop. Doubled ear at right inside and lobe bottom.
Die marker - Die scratch at back of cap fold next to left U.
Reverse C3f - Slightly doubled lower edge of arrow feathers and left shafts.
1. April 2012, Leroy determined the Full coin below was a VAM-15.
2. Be aware that the doubled ear of the VAM 15 is an "Evil Mimic" with the 1889-P VAM-30, as pointed out by John Roberts aka Vampicker and confirmed by Mr. Leroy Van Allen. Check your date placement to make sure of which variety you actually have.
3. Date position for the VAM-15 is Normal Right on the 3rd denticle to the right of the bust point whereas, the date position for VAM-30 is Normal Left on the same denticle. Threads:
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