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1880-O VAM-4 Crossbar Overdate with Small O
Discovered by Walter Breen, February 1966. (Revised- 2011 James Cerny)
This coin is a
4 (revised) III2 3 - C3a (80/79) (176) I-4 R-4
Obverse III2 3-
80 Re punched over 79. Faint ears appear above the 8 and metal is at the top within the upper loop. 0 has metal inside the upper loop. 1 doubled on right side of shaft. First 8 doubled on left inside and right outside of lower loop. Second 8 doubled at left outside of both loops. Slightly doubled profile from forehead to chin and top of Phrygian cap. Very slightly doubled to quadrupled some left and right stars.
- Normal die, round I O mint mark centered and upright.
The VAM-4 1880/79 overdate has a strong remnant of the 7 under the 8 that can be seen as metal in the upper loop of the 8.
Both VAM-4 and
of 1880 have a large quantity of metal in this upper loop.
The easiest way to tell the two VAMs apart is looking
at the mint mark on the reverse. The small O mint mark is VAM-4, the larger oval O is a
No LVA Plate Photo:
Small O Vam 4 (left)................................................................... Medium O Vam 5(right)
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-4 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©
2 full coin copyrighted© VAM-4 images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of
and attributed by
1880-O VAM-4 Raw AU $26.69 eBay on 4/26/08
1880-O VAM-4 NGC MS62 $257.77 eBay Feb-10-2007
1880-O VAM-4 PCGS MS62 $95 eBay Feb-04-2007
1880-O VAM-4 PCGS AU58 $90 Teletrade July 10, 2006 Auction 2230, Lot 1810
1880-O VAM-4 Raw AU $40.00 eBay "store item" Buy It Now July 2008
1880-O VAM-4 NGC MS61 $140.00 eBay Oct-19-2008
1880-O VAM-4 Raw Net MS $120 VAMfinder (eBay) May 2009
1880-O VAM-4 PCGS MS62 $232.50 August 18th, 2012
Condition Census: PCGS MS 61, 62
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