1878-CC VAM-24 Doubled Leaves

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, July 1984.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

24(revised) II6 - B1f (Doubled Cotton Leaves)(179) I-4 R-4
Obverse II6 - Doubled cotton leaves and bolls on right side. Eyelash doubled at top.
Reverse B1f - Die marker - Vertical die scratch in eagle's left wing opposite neck-wing junction.

Comments:
1- The 1878-CC VAM-24 has doubled leaves and cotton blossom in Liberty's hair. Note the alignment of the CC where the right side of the CC lines up with the curve of the bow to the left of the bow knot. There is also a dot of metal in the left C of the CC mintmark that is not present in 1878-CC VAM-6 and 1878-CC VAM-18. Although the Top 100 book claims the VAM-24 is more rare than the VAM-6 or VAM-18, it appears that the VAM-18 is actually the toughest of the varieties. VAM-24 is certainly a tough find in its own right, however!

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
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Note:
there is no horizontal die gouge to the right of the cotton boll. If the gouge is present in the area indicated by the box below, the coin is a 1878-CC VAM-6 or 1878-CC VAM-18
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Vertical Gouge in Eagle's left Wing
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Mint Mark and Reverse Polishing
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The 1878-CC VAM-24 also has die chips in the bottom of the first 8. The lower right of the last 8 is NOT doubled like the 1878-CC VAM-6 / 1878-CC VAM-18 die
rj1878ccvam24_b.jpg

A late die state example has interesting die gouges and die polish in the lower reverse.
rj1878ccvam24_d.jpg

Very late die states have a chip between the TE of STATES.
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Large Full Coin Photo and Attribution by Windycity
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Price History:

Condition Census:
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., http://www.rcicoins.com, and Jeff Oxman, http://www.vamlink.com
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