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1887 Silver dollar....possible error?  
 

 
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 Posted 05/24/2018  4:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Grahama to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1887 silver dollar that looks like there's a strange letter "s" on the front and some other strange things happening on the back. Are these errors, or are my eyes playing tricks on me?


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 Posted 05/24/2018  4:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aristarchus123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My guess:1) edge of coin post-strike damage, 2) die break, and 4) die clash.
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 Posted 05/24/2018  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Grahama to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does a die break/die clash increase the value? Sorry for the dumb question, I'm a rookie at this coin collecting thing (:
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 Posted 05/24/2018  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. The mark on the obverse looks like reeds from the edge of another coin hit it. The clash on the reverse might be a VAM of some sort.The VAM might add value.
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 Posted 05/24/2018  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Grahama to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much for your response regarding VAM. The linked article was very informative. Much appreciated
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 Posted 05/24/2018  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A die break would definitely add value. This coin does not have die breaks, it has die cracks which do not add value. A die BREAK means that a chunk of the die has broken OFF. If the piece is still present with vertical displacement you have a retained die break. If the piece and fallen away then it is a die break. If the pice that has broken off includes the edge of the die it is called a cud. A die crack means the die has cracked but the entire die is still present.
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 Posted 05/24/2018  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you post a full image of the obverse and reverse it may be possible to identify which VAM you have.

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