1880-O VAM-21 8/7 Check Mark, Ear

Discovered by Henry Dierkoph, November 1977.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

21 III2 16 · C3a (8/7 Checkmark, Ear, Doubled 880, Motto, Alligator Eye) (176 ) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 16 – 8 re-punched over 7 in date. Lower serif of 7 on surface of left side of right 8 upper loop as a checkmark set high. Vertical line on side of lower loop opening at upper right. Faint short ear at top right outside of upper loop. Doubled 880. Slightly doubled left 8 at top and right inside of lower loop, right 8 at lower left outside of upper loop and 0 at lower left inside. E PLURIBUS UNUM doubled strongly at top of letters and 7 left star and 4-6 right stars doubled towards rim. Slightly doubled hair front, LIBERTY band front and upper nose profile. Die scratch on eye front giving appearance of alligator eye.
Reverse C3a – Slightly doubling of A-F-AMERI and top leaf cluster of right wreath towards rim.

Comments:
1- VAM-61 was Eliminated Listed as 61 III244 · C3a (Doubled 880, Motto, Some Stars, Alligator Eye, Small O
2- There are known samples clashed but no letter transfer

Threads:
1- http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/11019655 Duplicate Listing Alert
2- Scott http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/48430288
3- Gary http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/66805902
4- Mitch http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/73898988

LVA Plate Photos:
Plate photos from VAM-61; VAM-61 eliminated, same as VAM-21.
1880-O_VAM-61-Dbld_880.jpg 1880-O_VAM-61_Dbld_Motto.jpg 1880-O_VAM-61_Die_Gouge_Eye.jpg 1880-O-VAM-61_Dbld_Legend.jpg

Additional photos:
Lower serif of 7 on surface of left side of right 8 upper loop as a checkmark set high. Vertical line on side of lower loop opening at upper right. Faint short ear at top right outside of upper loop.
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Die scratch on eye front giving appearance of alligator eye.
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Slightly Doubled upper Nose Profile
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Slightly Doubled Ear
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From Mitch Hill, Large Full Coin VAM-21 Images photographed and ATTRIBUTED BY VSS


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Price History:
1880-O VAM-21 NGC MS 62 $300.00 eBay 02/12/2011

Condition Census: 5/2016
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-21
MS
54
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
11
5
1
5
12
10
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-21
MS
35
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
4
2
8
5
0
3
6
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-21
MS
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
3
1
1
3
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
107
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