1887-S VAM-5A Near Date, Die Breaks Lower Hair
5A III2 4 - C3a (Near Date, Die Breaks Lower Hair ) (186) I-2 R-6
Obverse III2 4 - Several small die breaks in lower hair. Some die file lines in fields.
Reverse C3a - S mint mark set slightly to right.
1. Looked through 971 1887-S Coins in Heritage Archives that covered FUN 2017 back to FUN 2010 and found 135 VAM-5's, but no 5A.
2. Leroy Van Allen rated the rarity of the VAM-5 as a 3 and the 5A as a 6. How does he do that? (RonH270 04022017)
LVA Plate Photos:
There is no LVA Plate for this page. Hope this helps you. The break starts in the field as shown with the calipers between the 8 and 7 in the first hair-vee. Continues at the angle shown and the break ends before the 2nd hair-vee; however, later die stages may have it go longer. The break follows the ruler. There is another small break in the field just below the 2nd hair-vee, that starts in the left hair and moves diagonal toward the other side to hair.
Full Coin Photos
None in SSDC Registry; none attributed by ANACS