1889-P VAM-52

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1889-P VAM-52 Doubled Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star

52 III2 47 · C3a (Doubled Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star) (190) I-3 R-6
Obverse III2 47– Ear slightly doubled at left and right inside and at very bottom outside. Shallow diagonal die gouge from lower neck front up to chin front (Formerly VAM-1A). Thin curved die gouge from denticles up to second right star. Slight slant to date that is middle of normal lateral position.
Diagnostic - Die gouge at neck and second right star.
Reverse C3a - Shallow slanted die scratch below middle of tail feathers and short tick below second tail feather from right.
Same die as VAM-1C.
1. VAM 1A became VAM 52 with die gouges neck front & right star plus doubled ear. VAM 1A was eliminated.
2. Saw examples of this and a VAM 1C1 side by side - they are different stages of the same die marriage - vampicker


LVA Plate Photos:

1889-P VAM-1A Die Gouge Neck.jpg P89vam1C.jpg

Former V1C1, V1A and current V52 but not VAM33.

Additional Photos:

Gouge at neck and gouge at 2nd star...right of date.
Double ear...

Nice die gouge - found on all 3 specimens currently in hand.


Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-52 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg

This has to be the Mother of the VAM-52, how Leroy will catalog this is unknown until it's brought to his attention. (rh 06032015)

From Heritage's auction archives another [here]