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1880-O VAM-5 Crossbar Overdate, Oval O
Discovered by Ted Clark, November 1968. (Revised 2011 James Cerny)
This coin is a
5 (revised) III2 4 - C3b (8/7 Ear) (176) I-4 R-5
Obverse III2 4-
8 repunched over 7 in date. Metal in top loop of second 8. Different than VAM-4. Faint ear above 8 on left.
No metal in 0. Right 8 slightly doubled at lower left outside of upper loop and 0 at left inside bottom outside.
Left and right stars doubled towards rim. Very slightly double top of Phrygian cap and UNUM.
Die scratch below wreath center, within mark opening, below the arrow shaft, and a spike of metal from the eagle's left wing to the eagle's neck.
Medium tall II O mint mark.
1- This 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 the 1880-O VAM-5 and
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 larger oval O is a VAM-5 and micro O mint mark is
No LVA Plate Photo:
VAM-5 Small O Centers and Tilted set slightly left.............VAM-4 Micro O Centered and Tilted Right
Die scratch below wreath center.
Date indicating doubled '0'
Wing to neck spike
Arrow feather end to leaf scratch,
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©
Attributed by NGC
1880-O VAM 5 8/7 Crossbar AU55 PCGS $86.50 eBay 12/28/2008 120354018401
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