1880-P VAM-39A Dbld 1-80, Die Break Wreath Bow, Clashed Rev Partial E & M, Clashed Obv t

Discovered in October 1974 by Pete Bishal. Revision March 2004 by Mark Kimpton.

This coin is a Hot 50 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.

39A(revised) III2 39 · C3a (Dbld 1-80, Die Break Wreath Bow, Clashed Rev Partial E & M, Clashed Obv t) (179) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 39 – Clashed die with partial t of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge.
Reverse C3a – Clashed die with partial E from obverse LIBERTY below eagle’s tail feathers on left side. Only top back and weak middle serif of E shows. Faint partial raised designer’s initial M from obverse showing above space between d and W of God We. Horizontal die break thru wreath bow like VAM-1A.

Comments:
1- This obverse shared with VAM-39 , VAM-39A, and VAM-64.
2- Later die state of VAM-39. Clashed die with partial t of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Clashed die with partial E from obverse LIBERTY below eagle’s tail feathers on left side. Only top back and weak middle serif of E shows. Faint partial raised designer’s initial M from obverse showing above space between d and W of God We. Horizontal die break thru wreath bow of VAM-1A.
3- Do I have a VAM-1A or a VAM-39/a? Ask the Professor

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos:
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1880-P_VAM_39A_E_on_Rev.jpg

Additional photos:
Clashed partial t from Trust showing in hairvee.
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Die break through wreath bow as found in VAM-1A. Partial clashed E under tail feathers.
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Gouge through Bow
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Gouge through Right Laurel Wreath clusters #1 and #2
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Considering all the over date and checkmark varieties this variety has a rather mundane date
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Large Full Coin Photo Copyrighted© VAM-39A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy © OCC ATTRIBUTED BY Orion the Hunter
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Price History:
1880-P VAM-39A PCGS AU58 $247.50 eBay 09/04/11
1880-P VAM-39A PCGS AU58 $520 eBay Mar-7-2010
1880-P VAM-39A PCGS AU58 $1000 eBay (Buy-It-Now) July, 2006
1880-P VAM-39A PCGS AU55 $960 eBay July, 2006

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-39A
MS

0
0
0
0
1
8
5
4
16
16
3
3
8
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-39A
MS
67
0
0
0
0
3
16
11
3
13
11
2
5
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-39A
MS
20
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
4
1
0
3
4
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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