Reverse Die h
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Reverse die h is one of the nice O/O varieties of the 1881-O series. It is clearly distinguishable from the other O/O varieties because the doubling occurs at the right inside and top outside of the mint mark. There is no diagonal feature inside the mint mark.
The two VAMs are distinguished by their obverse features. VAM 10 has a triple or quadrupled date on the 18-1 (although we have seen slight doubling on the second 8) numerals.
On VAM 21 the obverse is a normal die without the date issues.
(You can see the coins in our collection by clicking on the VAM link below.)
VAMs Featuring Die h
10 - O/O Top Right, Tripled/Quadrupled 18-1
21 - O/O Top Right
We do not have either of these VAMs in our collection yet, but we are working on it.