Altered Hair - Hollow Curl 1 and Full Curl 2

VAMs with Hollow Curl 1 and Full Curl 2

VAMs with a clean or hollow area immediately below the designer's initial are in this section.  The second or lower curl is full, but the two curls do not terminate in a point as they would if complete.  There may or may not be a small chip beyond the two curls indicating the actual terminus of the hair curls.

VAM 1B1- Die Gouge in DOL & Denticle Impressions above DOL

Curl 1-  Slightly thinned just below the designer's initial which opens up the area just below the initial.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - Slightly softened on the highest points

 

Clashed Dies

Gouge in DOLLAR

Double Ear

Overpolished Wings

Altered Hair

Spiked 8

Similitudes

The Concept

VAM 1B2 - Die Gouge in DOLLAR, Clashed Obverse n & st

Tress - Full

 

Curl 1-  Slightly thinned just below the designer's initial which opens up the area just below the initial.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Bear Claw - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full but the clash has softened this area.

 

Small Bear Claw - Full

 

Cap and Hair Back - Slightly softened on the highest points

VAM 1G - Die Gouges Inner Wing #1

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.

 

Curl 2 - Full

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

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

VAM 6 - O Tilted Left

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.

 

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 6A - Spike in 8, O Tilted Left

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.

 

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.

 

Note - These images are from a Good 8 coin but appear to closely parallel the VAM 6 example.

 

VAM 7 - O Set High

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.

 

Curl 2 - It appears that the curl is thinned or broken just beyond the initial, but this could be wear.

 

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.

 

Note - These images are from a Very Good 10 coin.

 

VAM 10 - O/O Top Right, Tripled/Quadrupled 18-1

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.  The open area is relatively clean compared to others.  There is a small gouge beyond the hair 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 15 - Doubled 1

Curl 1-  The curl is almost complete and where missing very clean.  There is a small die chip or gouge just 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 25 - O/O Right

Curl 1-  The curl is open below the initial and the bottom of the initial is polished out.  The opened area is relatively clear of hair outlines or other debris.

 

Curl 2 -  Full and the chip after the end of the curl is very small.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - The vee is opened slightly at the field.

 

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

 

VAM 34 - Doubled 18

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 is only slightly visible.

 

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.

 

Note - These images are from an Almost Uncirculated 50 coin.

 

VAM 38 - Tripled Left Wreath, Double Legend

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned just below the initial and creates a hollow area.

 

Curl 2 - Full but with a small die gouge just in front of the termination of both curls, but this feature is very weak.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - The vee is opened slightly at the field.

 

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

 

VAM 41 - Doubled 1, Tripled Left Wreath, Doubled Legend

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned below the initial and the open area is missing any significant fragments of detail.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is partially polished out and narrowed in places.  The die chip beyond the curl is missing.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

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

 

VAM 42 - Doubled Left 8, Die Gouge DO

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned below the initial and the open area is missing any significant fragments of detail.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is largely intact with only a small break in the very bottom.  The die chip beyond the curl is missing.

 

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 44 - Doubled Reverse Legend & Wreaths, Vertical Die Scratch in Front of Eye

Curl 1-  The curl is thinned below the initial and the open area is missing any significant fragments of detail.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is largely intact with only a small break in the very bottom.  The die chip beyond the curl is missing.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

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

 

VAM 49 - Doubled 1-1, Die Gouge DOL

Curl 1-  The curl is full below the initial.

 

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 56 - Doubled Right 1 Lower Right

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is nearly full, but with some missing portions of the hair just below the initial.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is intact and there is a very small die chip beyond the curl.  There is a small break at the edge toward the end of the curl.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Full

 

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

 

VAM 57 - Doubled Ear Right Inside, 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 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 58 - Doubled Left 8

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

 

Curl 2 -  The curl is largely intact, but with a break in the bottom toward the end of the curl.  There is a small die chip beyond the curl.

 

Hair Vee - Full

 

Lower Hair Vee - Slightly open at the bottom.

 

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

 

 

VAM 67 - Doubled 18 and Upper Reverse

Curl 1-  The curl below the initial is truncated before the initial and the area below the initial is open and clear.

 

Curl 2 -  The curl has been polished out to a degree that is is thinned in several places.  There is no die chip beyond the curl to indicate the hair terminus.

 

Hair Vee - The hair vee has not yet been polished and is closed.

 

Lower Hair Vee - The lower hair vee has not been polished.

 

Cap and Hair Back - The back of the cap area has not been opened and there is a full line of demarcation all along the cap edge.