Help with VAM 1883-O

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by EdGs, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. EdGs

    EdGs Member

    Need help with the VAM on this 83-O.

    Looks pretty clean except for a couple dark spots, It was in a 2x2, so it might need an acetone soak. It has a few die cracks?/scratches? on the reverse.

    (1) At right wing tip
    (2) Between the O and F
    (3) From the A in dollar diagonally to the wreath

    I really appreciate the help as I really stink at this. If you need anothe pic of something, let me know. Thanks in advance.

    What do you think?

    left wing tip


    wingtip crack HDR.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
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  3. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    The cracks you show are common and are not considered to be primary features to be listed in the VAM catalog. They are likely features of a specific VAM already cataloged for something like a repunched date or mint mark feature, but by themselves, they don't indicate a specific VAM number. Start with the date and mint mark for 1883-O.
  4. ken454

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  5. EdGs

    EdGs Member

    I did look through the vamworld site quite a bit before i posted. If my means of magnification was just a bit stronger, it would have been much easier.

    Well, It took me a while, but I beleive it is a VAM-3. There is a slight chance it could be a 3A, but my coin has some discoloration right in that area, so I'm not quite sure(leaning towards not being a 3A, hopefully an acetone soak will help). Thanks for the help with this.
  6. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    VAM 3 is a nice repunched mint mark.
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