1880-O VAM-6 Ear Overdate, unclashed, with and without Wreath Gouge

Discovered by Ross Haddix, April 1966. Revised 2010, 2011 by Russ James

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

6(revised) III25 · C3a (8/7 Spike) (176) I-4 R-5
Obverse III25– 8 re-punched over 7 in date. A long spike extends from top left side of second 8.
Small horizontal spike on right inside of upper loop of second 8 and a checkmark from the remains of the 7 upper serif
show on left side of upper loop.
Reverse C3a –
Die 1 - Die gouge on left side of left wreath. Small I O mint mark set slightly right.
Die 2 - Eliminated 2015 - Small I O mint mark centered. No die gouge at wreath. Revision 2011 added by Russ James

Comments:
1- A small "ear" remains at the top left of the last 8 in 1880. This small mark is the remnants of a 7 that was removed to make an 1880 dated die.
While many where sure that what became Die pair 2 did not exist, that was Leroy VA's revision on my 1st attempt to correct the listing. What was seen as a VAM-6 originally looks to of been a worn VAM-6d where the OB clashing was worn away or not noticed. I sent in a full progression from DMPL un-clashed coins all the way to VAM-6c the latest of this die pair. We confirm the existence of what was called V-6 and then VAM-6 die pair 2 "could not exist"

Threads:
1- An interesting discussion thread on this VAM 6 series can be read here.
2- http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/5889985
3- http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/60872586
4- http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/65682554
Now there are 6 different "states" that are recognized:
state1 = rev1 with unclashed obv/rev (currently called VAM 6 die 1)
state2 = rev1 but now obv/rev are clashed (currently called VAM 6A)
state3 = rev2 (currently VAM-49) note: obverse still clashed
state4 = rev3 w/obverse still clashed but not reverse (currently VAM 6D)
state5 = rev3 w/obverse and reverse BOTH clashed (currently VAM 6C)
state6 = rev4 reverse not gouged or clashed obverse (currently die2) Eliminated

LVA Plate Photos:
Revision Plates 2011
Mint mark placement Die pair 1 ................................................... Die pair 1 reverse die gouge
rjj-80o-v6dp1-3.jpgrjj-80o-v6dp1-2.jpg

Additional photos:
1880o_vam6a.jpg

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rjj-80o-v6dp1-1rot.jpg
4 Sets
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© of VAM 6 Die 1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions SSDC
1880_O_VAM16_MHI5119OBV-crop.JPG
1880_O_VAM16_MHI5119REV-crop.JPG

1880_O_VAM6_DIE1_MHIHEROBV-crop.jpg
1880_O_VAM6_DIE1_MHIHERREV-crop.jpg

1880_O_VAM6DIE1OBVHERMHI9887.jpg
1880_O_VAM6DIE1REVHERMHI9887.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 D1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Mhomei

1880-O-V6-80-79-PCGS-OBV-crop.jpg
1880-O-V6-80-79-PCGS-REV-crop.jpg


Price History:

Condition Census:
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-6
MS
56
0
0
0
0
0
4
5
12
13
13
1
2
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-6
MS
84
0
0
0
0
0
4
14
4
21
21
5
6
7
2
0
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
ICG
VAM-
MS

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
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-6
MS
17
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
1
2
7
1
2




0
0
0
0
0


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