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1879-CC VAM-3 Capped Die - Large Over Small CC
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965. Reverse discovered by Art Kagin October 1962.
Revised: 2-29-12-oldcollectorcoins as part of the 3A discovery.
This coin is a
3 (revised) III2 3 ∙ C3c (Large Over Small CC, Doubled Date) (178) I-5 R-6
Obverse III2 3
Doubled date with 18 strongly doubled at top outside, 8 also doubled at lower inside of upper loop, 7 at lower serif and 9 at
bottom outside of lower loop.
Rough raised metal above and within CC mint mark, a large over small mint mark, G in God filled on LDS specimens.
The VAM-3 Capped Die variety shows die chips around the mint mark believed to be a large mint mark stamped over a small one.
The remaining mint mark chips are thought to be caused from attempts to obliterate the smaller underlying mint mark from the die with engraving tools.
No LVA Plate Photo:
Some Capped Die reverses also show a filled G in GOD of the motto.
The VAM-3 obverse also has the 18 in the date strongly doubled at the top and the open 9 slightly doubled at the bottom.
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©
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From Heritage's auction archives another
1879-CC VAM-3 ANACS MS61 $3,250 eBay Feb-17-2007
1879-CC VAM-3 NGC XF45 $642.63 eBay Jan-13-2007
*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D.,
, and Jeff Oxman,
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