1880 VAM-53 8/7 Checkmark, Doubled 80, AMERICA & Rt. Wreath

Original VAM-53 became VAM-53A, December 2011.
Revised 2017

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

53 (revised) III2 29- C3f ( 8/7 Checkmark, Doubled 80, AMERICA & Right Wreath) (179) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 29 - 8/7 checkmark on top of right 8, similar to VAM-16. Doubled 80 with right 8 at lower left inside of upper loop and 0 at top left and right outside. Die markers - Vertical polishing lines inside ear and diagonal die chip line in hair gap below cap bottom. No clashed dies with no clashed n or s yet. (Same die as VAM-29 but earlier die state.)
Reverse C3f - Slightly doubled AMERICA letters at bottom inside and top inside of DOLLAR letters towards rim. Right wreath outside leaves slightly doubled towards rim. Die marker - Diagonal die scratch in top cluster of right wreath.

Comments:
1- Doubled 80 in date and 8/7 check mark similar to VAM-16. Second 8 dbld on lower left outside of upper loop,o at top left and right outside but not as strong as VAM-16. Left 8 has die chip on upper left inside of lower loop. Remains of 7 shows on surface of left side of upper loop of second 8 in form of a check marker. Right side of check mark is more curved than VAM-16.

Threads:
http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/81737823

LVA Plate Photo:
1880 VAM-53 Plate Photo#1.jpg
1880 VAM-53 Plate Photo#1.jpg
1880 VAM-53 Plate Photo#2.jpg
1880 VAM-53 Plate Photo#2.jpg


Additional photos:
This obverse is shared with VAM-29, VAM-53, and 53A.
80_v53_checkmark_small.jpg

A small diagonal lump in the lower hair beneath the back of the cap
80_v53_lump_in_hair_small.jpg

"The other reverse" - A minor DDR with spreads on the leaves and AMERICA
80_v53_lower_rt_rev_small.jpg

A die scratch in the top cluster of the right wreath confirms the attribution
80_v53_scratch_wreath_small.jpg



Price History:


Condition Census: ANACS MS 61 (discovery coin)
PCGS attributes both 53 & 53A as 53. Examination of photos finds many are 53A.

11/2017
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-53/53A
MS
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
3
2
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-53A
MS photo
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-53
MS
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-53
MS DM
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
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
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
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
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-53
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total 53
14


6/2014
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-53
MS
15
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
2
0
0
1
2
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-53
MS
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
1dmpl
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-53
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
19
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