Obverse Die 9

Primary Characteristics

With Die 9 the frequently seen spike in the upper loop of the first 8 is present.  But the distinguishing characteristic is the dash under the second 8.

 

This is a mark seen on many other Morgan series, and often associated with multiple VAMs.  But with the 1881-O it only appears once on VAM 17.

 

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VAMs Featuring Die 9

17 - Dash Under 8

The two date features in this example are from coin 28202594.