VAM 33 Dies

VAM 33 - Doubled Ear Bottom is a pairing of Obverse Die 22 with Reverse Die d.  Reverse Die d is used with several VAMs with the "O Centered but Tilted Left" descriptor.  As of November 2021 we have ten examples of VAM 33 for study.  The coins range from AU 53 to MS 65,  so there is plenty of material to work with in this analysis.  Two of the mint state coins are well toned and offer some nice variation in the study group.


Both the obverse die and reverse die exhibit some superficial die cracks, and these seem to wear away quickly as the coins under mint state show little if any evidence of the cracks.  This coin is a Mint State 64 example.  The cracks toward the rim  are often seen on dies and on both the obverse and reverse there is some slight beveling of the fields toward the rim.


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

Our Latest Die State 34142902