1884-O VAM-10 041122

Characteristics are described with a degree of granularity intended for die identification more so than for die classification. A characteristic may not span the entire die progression. Thus, not all characteristics may be present in any one coin.

OBVERSE ATTRIBUTES: The Date is set to the right of what is considered a normal Date position (a Far Date). Markers: None

REVERSE ATTRIBUTES: The Mint Mark is re-punched with original showing as a wavy line at the left inside of the Mint Mark's cavity. Early mintages of the VAM-10 shows a broad polishing gouge at the Right Star. Markers: None

  • This coin has all of the attributes associated with the VAM-10 and has been certified as a VAM-10 by the ANACS.
  • This coin is a clashed Variety that has produce no letter transfers.
  • The VAM-10 contains a very minor Obverse clash line, which was created by the clashing of the Eagle's Right Wing (Left Wing as viewed).
  • The Ear is clearly doubled at the inside right of the Ear cavity.
  • This coin contains a very minor Reverse clash line as well. That feature was created by the clashing of the Liberty's Neck Line.
  • While not very significant, this specimen has two Die file lines in the upper region of the Right Wing (Left Wing as viewed). The line's are located across from the lower part of the Eagle's Neck.
  • A Bat-Wing feature is seen between the Left Wing (Right Wing as viewed) and Right Laurel Wreath Cluster #1 and #2. The feature was produced by the clashing of the lower part of the Phrygian Cap in and around the Cap Vee.
  • This specimen's gouged Left Star is less prominent than what is found on early mintage VAM-10s.

SPECIAL NOTE: A feature that has been described as a "Snail" due to its shape, appears on a leaf of Right Wreath Cluster #4. This feature is of the Hub and is seen on Morgan Silver Dollars that were minted from 1880 through 1904. In the cae of this specimen, the Snail is difficult to see. Photograph of this interesting looking feature can be viewed in the Section entitled Photographs of Special Interest. Photographs of other noteworthy features can be found in that Section as well.

VAMWorld Main Topics: [ 1884-O VAM-10 ] [ 1884-O VAMs ]
SiverDye 1884-O Varieties: [ 1884-O Base ] [ 10 ]
SiverDye VAM-10 Topics: [ Base ]
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Date and Mint Mark

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Comment: Far Date. Comment: As viewed, the Mint Mark is set to the right of normal with a slight tilt to the left.
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Comment: Repunched Mint Mark. You can see the remnants of an O at the left side of the cavity as viewed. Comment:
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Comment: Gouged Left Star. Comment:
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General of Noted Features

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Comment: Very minor Obverse clash line. Comment:
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Comment: Comment: Bat-Wing feature.
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Comment: Comment: Very minor Reverse clash line.
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Photographs of Special Interest

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Comment: The "Snail". Comment:
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Comment: Doubled Ear. Comment:
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Comment: Die file lines. Comment: RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE.
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Full Coin

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