VAM 1B2 Dies

VAM 1B2 - Die Gouge in DOLLAR, Clashed Obverse n & st is a pairing of Obverse Die 10 with Reverse Die a.  Reverse Die a with the die gouge in DOL of DOLLAR is seen on five VAMs: 1B1, 1B2, 18, 43, and 49.  As of January 2018 we have twelve examples of VAM 1B2 for examination, so the VAM is readily available in many grades ranging from Extra Fine 45 through Mint State 64.


Several of our coins show signs of obverse die cracks, but they are minor.  All of our examples show some reverse die cracks but this coin represents our latest state.  Of particular interest is that the obverse and reverse die cracks line up which would indicate that the physical die pairing did not change between the two VAMs and that neither side was repolished.


Die cracks are shown in green and die breaks in red.  Click on any image for a larger view.

Our Latest Die State 33582014