Morgan 1889 VAM?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by King_George_Va, Jun 16, 2024.

  1. King_George_Va

    King_George_Va Active Member

    I bought this 1889 Morgan from my LCD. I noticed that the 9 ln 1889 is higher than the other numerals. Is this a VAM or a counterfeit?

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  3. JAY-AR

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  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2024
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  6. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    The curvature of the 1889 punch doesn't match that of the rim of a Morgan dollar, so it's fairly common for the 9 to appear higher than the other digits. As for this coin, which is an 1889-P, look at far dates with high 9 or far, slanted dates. Liberty's ear is often doubled on 1889, too, usually because of die fatigue.
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  7. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Hmm is there an O or not? Maybe need better pictures.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I think your coin is from the New Orleans mint as the mint mark is faint but that’s what it looks like in the photo you posted.
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