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1883-O Morgan VAM Help

 
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 Posted 10/08/2020  1:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Pulled this piece out of a cardboard-backed coin frame earlier this year. All of the coins had this gnarly toning on the reverse (a little too gnarly for my taste), and definitely making it hard to locate the VAM. Any ideas? (dave700x?)

Also, Liberty's cap seems to have had something struck through during the minting process.







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 Posted 10/08/2020  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Opinions on grade would be good too. I love the strike on this coin so I plan on getting it holdered regardless.
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 Posted 10/08/2020  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the bottom pic, I'm going to say:
1883-O VAM-49 Tripled O Left Inside
And I'll Say MS-65
Edited by GMS5
10/08/2020 2:35 pm
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 Posted 10/08/2020  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it may be a VAM-35. Check for doubling on the stars.
1883-O Nut
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 Posted 10/09/2020  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VAM-35, You nailed it Dave!
I was initially with GMS5 in that the mintmark seemed noticably thicker, but God has certainly blessed you with a knack for detail!
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 Posted 10/09/2020  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very hard to see doubled stars on my monitor at work, LOL. but the bottom inside of the 3 looks VAM 35-ish.
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 Posted 10/09/2020  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin! It might get bagged as AT for the rev toning.
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 Posted 10/09/2020  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't see the doubled stars either. I was going off the die crack through the eagle's right wing tip. It is present on VAM-23B and VAM-35 that I know of. That and the die crack through the left wing tip match the VAM-35 LCFP. Just like finger prints, no two are exactly alike but there are a few evil mimics in the Morgan series.
1883-O Nut
Edited by dave700x
10/09/2020 6:04 pm
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 Posted 10/11/2020  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikev50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice coin and toning---
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 Posted 10/21/2020  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hunter611 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin and the toning on the reverse IMO makes the eagle look mad, lol.
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