Altered Hair - Chattered Curl 1 and Full Curl 2

Chattered Curl 1, Full Curl 2

These coins have a partially polished out curl one where just the lowest area of the curl is missing.  This often leaves a lot of "chatter" or small metal particles in the gap below the designer's initial.

 

Coins in this state almost always have the small chip beyond the hair curls indicating the original terminus of the two curls.  Other than the area below the designer's initial and the end of the curls, the curls are complete.

VAM 1A - Spike in 8

Curl 1-  Slightly abbreviated below the initial and then picks beyond the initial.

 

Curl 2 - Full but truncated with a small die chip showing as the remainder of the hair end.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - Full

 

Clashed Dies

Gouge in DOLLAR

Double Ear

Overpolished Wings

Altered Hair

Spiked 8

Similitudes

The Concept

VAM 1H - Die Gouges Inner Wing #2

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.  Where the upper part of the curl would have been there is a line of dots marking the outline.

 

Curl 2 - Full but with a small die gouge just in front of the termination of both curls.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area is defined as a solid line.  The hair is as full as we have seen in any VAM.

VAM 2 - O/O Low

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.  Where the upper part of the curl would have been there is a line of dots marking the outline.

 

Curl 2 - Full but with a small die gouge just in front of the termination of both curls.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area is defined as a solid line.  The hair is as full but appears to be very slightly polished.

VAM 2A - O/O Low, Spike in 8

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.  Where the upper part of the curl would have been there is a line of dots marking the outline.

 

Curl 2 - Full but with a small die gouge just in front of the termination of both curls.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area is defined as a solid line.  The hair is as full.

VAM 2B - O/O Low, Pitted NE-D

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.  Where the upper part of the curl would have been there is a line of dots marking the outline.

 

Curl 2 - Full but with a small die gouge just in front of the termination of both curls.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area is defined as a solid line.  The hair is as full.

VAM 3 - Doubled 18-1, O Set Left

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.  Where the upper part of the curl would have been there is a line of dots marking the outline.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area is defined as a solid line.  The hair is as full.

VAM 4 - Doubled 8-1

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.  Where the upper part of the curl would have been there is a line of dots marking the outline.

 

Curl 2 - Full but with a small die gouge just in front of the termination of both curls.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area is defined as a solid line.  The hair is as full but where the reverse wreath clashes the back of the cap it is also visible.

VAM 9 - Doubled 18, Dot O

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area, but picks up again on the far side of the initial.  There are some small metal flakes remaining that touch the initial.  There is a small gouge just beyond the hair curl tip.

 

Curl 2 - Full and the two curls come together as if they are trying to form a point, but not quite.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines.

 

VAM 11 - Spike in 8, O/O Left

Curl 1-  The curl is broken just below the initial and creates a slightly hollow area, but picks up again on the far side of the initial.  The open area is "cluttered" with what looks like remnants of the missing curl.  There is a small gouge beyond the hair curl tip that is larger than on other examples.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines.

 

VAM 12 - O/O Lower Right

Curl 1-  The curl is broken just below the initial and creates a slightly hollow area, but picks up again on the far side of the initial.  The open area is "cluttered" with what looks like remnants of the missing curl.  There is a small gouge beyond the hair curl tip that is larger than on other examples.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines.

 

VAM 13 - Doubled 8, O/O High

Curl 1-  The curl is broken just below the initial and creates a slightly hollow area.  There is a portion of the missing curl still present as an outline.  There is a small gouge beyond the curl tip.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines.

 

VAM 16 Doubled 1, Over Polished Reverse

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines.  If there is any softening of the curls it is only at the high points.

 

VAM 17 - Dash Under 8

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines.

 

VAM 22 - Doubled 1-1, O Tilted Left

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines and the curls are full.

 

VAM 23 - Doubled Profile, O Set Left

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines and the curls are full.

 

VAM 30 - Doubled 1-1, Earlobe, Reverse Legend & Motto

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with an outline of the curl remaining.

 

Curl 2 - Full but the two curls terminate slightly longer than normal and with less of a rounded shape.  There is a die chip beyond the end of the curls.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines and the curls are full.

 

VAM 32 - Doubled 18-1, O Set Left

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip that has enough substance to bring the two curls into a point without magnification.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines and the curls are full.

 

VAM 33 - Doubled Ear Bottom

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip that has enough substance to bring the two curls into a point without magnification.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines and the curls are full.

 

VAM 33B - Doubled Ear Bottom, Clashed Obverse In & st Reverse M

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip that has enough substance to bring the two curls into a point without magnification.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines and the curls are full.

 

VAM 37 - Doubled Reverse Legend & Motto

Curl 1-  The curl is slightly abbreviated below the initial with a small "X" shape remaining.  Beyond the curls there is a die gouge or chip.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair are defined as a solid lines and the curls are full.

 

VAM 46 - Doubled 18, Dot O

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned below the initial and the open area with small fragments from the intended hair design.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is intact and there is a  die chip beyond the curl.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full.

 

VAM 50 - Doubled Ear Bottom

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some metal flakes present.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is intact and there is a  die chip beyond the curl.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full.

 

Note - These images are from an Almost Uncirculated 58 coin.

VAM 50A - Doubled Ear Bottom Clashed Obverse n & st Reverse M

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some metal flakes present.  There is a vertical die scratch or gouge crossing the lower part of the curl.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is intact and there is a die chip beyond the curl.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full.  This is a clashed die and the clash is visible at the back of the cap.

 

VAM 52 - Doubled 18-1

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some metal flakes present.  There is a vertical die scratch or gouge crossing the lower part of the curl.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is intact and there is a die chip beyond the curl.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full.

 

VAM 59 - Doubled Reverse Legend and Motto

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some very minor metal flakes present.  There is a horizontal line that could indicate the upper outline of the curl.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is full but there is a small die chip beyond the curl in a slight curved shape.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full but starting to show signs of softening.

 

VAM 60 - Doubled OF AMERICA, O/O Left and Set Left

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some very minor metal flakes present.  There is a horizontal line that could indicate the upper outline of the curl.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is full but there is a small die chip beyond the curl in a slight curved shape.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full but starting to show signs of softening.

 

Note - The images are from an Almost Uncirculated 58 coin.

VAM 61 - Doubled 18, O Set Left

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some very minor metal flakes present.  There is a horizontal line that could indicate the upper outline of the curl.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is full but there is a small die chip beyond the curl in a slight curved shape.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full but starting to show signs of softening.  This is a clashed die that shows lightly in this picture.  The die is also heavily pitted.

VAM 62 - Doubled Date, Ear Bottom, and Upper Reverse

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some very minor metal flakes present.  There is a horizontal line that could indicate the upper outline of the curl.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is full but there is a small die chip beyond the curl in a slight curved shape.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full but starting to show slight signs of softening.

 

VAM 63 - Doubled Obverse Stars, O Tilted Left

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some very minor metal flakes present.  There is a horizontal line that could indicate the upper outline of the curl.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is full but there is a small die chip beyond the curl in a slight curved shape.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full.

 

VAM 64 - Doubled 18, Polished Forehead, O Set Left

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some very minor metal flakes present.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is full but there is a small die chip beyond the curl in a slight curved shape.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full.

 

VAM 70 - Doubled Cap Top, UNUM, O Set Left

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is slightly narrowed with some very minor metal flakes present.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is full but there is a small die chip beyond the curl in a slight curved shape.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area and hair is full.