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The Aging VAM 1D
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1881 The Mint & NO
One and Done
Two and Through
1B1- Die Gouge in DOL & Denticle Impressions above DOL
Identified in 2000 by Larry Briggs
Reclassified in 2014 by VAM Husker Submittal
Interest Level 3 - Interest
Rarity 6 - Very Rare
Obverse Hub III2 Die 1
No die clash marks or just a single diagonal clash line at the neck, no clashed letters.
Reverse Hub C3 Die a
Normal die with a long thin die gouge from the D through the O in DOLLAR, with a few faint denticle impressions with spacing of denticles above the gouge. The denticle impressions were likely worn away quickly. So this is likely a later die state than VAMs 18 and 43, but an earlier state than VAMs 1B2 and 49.
This reverse die gouge is shared with VAMs:
Obverse - Some coins show a clash with a partial transfer of the s in Trust in the right hair vee of the lower hair edge.
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