1880-P VAM-9 "Stem" Overdate

Discovered by Ted Clark, December 1968. Revison June 1999 by Herb Zepke.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

9(revised) III2 8 · C3b (8/7 Stem, Doubled Reverse) (181) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 8 – Second 8 has raised metal on right side of upper loop and bottom loop has faint outline 7 stem with raised metal at top right. 9 doesn’t show in 0 but it has a bulge at 10 o’clock. Doubled 1 at very bottom and first 8 doubled at lower left outside of both loops. Second 8 tripled at lower left outside of upper loop. 0 doubled at left and right top outside and lower inside. All left stars and motto letters doubled near rim and all right stars tripled near rim. Late die states show short horizontal die break on lower rear edge of jaw.
Reverse C3b –Slightly doubled and tripled wreath leaves towards rim. AR in DOLLAR slightly doubled on left side

1- Same reverse as VAM-1 Die 1, VAM-9, VAM-37. The reverse progression is VAM-9, VAM-37, and VAM-1 Die 1.
2- One of several over dates in 1880-P Morgans. The '7' is clearly visible under the date as shown below. Available in high grades up to MS65, recently getting premiums on the levels of O/CC coins.
3- Obverse Marker: Polish line running from bottom of lower Phrygian Cap up to bottom Cotton Leaf


LVA Plate Photo: Overlay

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"Stem" overdate:

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Price History:

Heritage Auction Archive 2013
1880-P VAM-9 PCGS MS64 $615.75 eBay Mar-14-2010
1880-P VAM-9 PCGS MS62 $422 eBay July-2006

Condition Census:

*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., http://www.rcicoins.com, and Jeff Oxman, http://www.vamlink.com