1880-O VAM-6A 8/7 Ear with Reverse Gouge

Discovered by Ted Clark, November 1968. Revised 2011.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

6A(revised) III25 · C3a (8/7 Spike, Clashed Obverse st, Reverse M) (176) I-4 R-5
Obverse III25– Clashed die with partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Faint tick of n next to neck from In of reverse.
Reverse C3a– Faint raised designer’s initial M from obverse above d in God. Die gouge on left side of left wreath.

Comments:
1- This marriage comes in two distinct stages, with and without the clash. In Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars, Mark Kimpton states "Approximately one out of every three VAM 6A's I have seen has had clashing." He also points out that the unclashed version of the VAM 6A(what is now VAM-6 Die #1) is the beginning of a die progression VAM-6 Die #1 no clash, 6A clash, 49, 6, 6C two obverse clashes, and 6C with three obverse clashes.

Threads:
1- http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/41360251?o=0
2- http://www.vamworld.com/message/view/home/38212708

LVA Plate Photos:
1880-O_VAM_6A_Clashed_st.jpg1880-O_VAM_6A_80_over_79_Overdate.jpg
1880-O_VAM_6A_Clashed_M.jpg

Additional photos:
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. In addition to the obverse over date feature, VAM-6A has a gouge in the left wreath. If the gouge is absent but you can still see the over date feature, the coin is a VAM-6, which is much more rare.
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Unclashed version of the VAM 6A = VAM-6 Die #1
NM_1880-O_VAM-6A_Rev.jpg

2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6A Clashed Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1880-O_VAM-6A_CLASHED_OBV_08282011.jpg
1880-O_VAM-6A_CLASHED_REV_08282011.jpg
1880-O_RonH_VAM-25_OBV_04282012a.jpg
1880-O_RonH_VAM-25_REV_04282012a.jpg


Price History:
1880-O VAM-6A Raw AU $27.50 eBay 5/4/08

Condition Census:
1/2014
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-
MS
195
0
0
0
0
1
11
9
12
23
18
3
10
35
42
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-6A
MS
478
0
0
1
3
2
31
69
33
74
68
22
48
76
40
11
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-
MS
211
0
0
0
0
2
7
12
27
23
22
6
26
36
37
12
1
0
0
0
0
0


Total

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