1880-O VAM-16 8/7 Check Mark, O Set Right

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, July 1976. Revised 2010.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

16 (revised) III213 · C3o (8/7 Check Mark, O Set Right) ( ? ) I-3 R-5
Obverse III213– 8 re-punched over 7 in date. Remains of 7 shows on surface of left side of upper loop of second 8 in form of a check mark. Short vertical bar on surface at right side of junction of 8 loops extending down into side of top of lower loop opening. Second 8 doubled on upper loop lower left outside. 1 slightly doubled at top left of upper and lower crossbars and on surface at top right of vertical shaft. Die marker - Vertical polishing line at right side of cap ribbon.
Reverse C3o– Die 1 - I O mint mark set slightly to right with slight tilt to right. Die 2 - Centered small micro I O mintmark. Die marker - Two vertical polishing lines at top of eagle's left wing near left A in AMERICA.
Die 1 - I O mint mark set slightly to right with slight tilt to right.
Die 2 - Centered small micro I O mint mark. Die marker - Two vertical polishing lines at top of eagle's left wing near left A in AMERICA.


Comments:
1-This obverse shared with VAM-16 Die 1, VAM-16 Die 2, VAM-17, VAM-17A, VAM-55, and VAM-63.
2-John Roberts has confirmed the die marker of two vertical polishing lines at top of eagle's left wing near left A in AMERICA on VAM-16 Die 2 is SIMILAR to VAM-55 which has an "Evil Mimic" die marker very similar to VAM-16 Die 2 BUT DIFFERENT. VAM-55 will have a curved die scratch on the first left leaf cluster left of the bow. So VAM-16 Die 2 and VAM-55 are definitely different reverse dies.

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LVA Plate Photos:
Die 1 Mint Mark
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Additional photos:
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-16 (Die 1) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg

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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-16 (Die 2) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy & ATTRIBUTED BY OCC
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Price History:
1880-O 8/7 VAM 16 Check Mark Hot 50 NGC MS63 $546.95 eBay 08/17/08
1880-O VAM-16 Checkmark Hot 50 PCGS MS61 $222.22 eBay 09/04/11

Condition Census:
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Variety
Designation
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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

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0
0
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0
0
ANACS
VAM-16
MS
28
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
9
8
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
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