1880-S VAM-8 80/79 Overdate with Medium S

Discovered by Ted Clark, December 1968.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

8(revised) III2 5 · C3a (80/79 Ear, Doubled 18-0) (186) I-4 R-4
Obverse III2 5 – 80 re-punched over 79. Second 8 has raised metal in upper loop with diagonal polishing lines and faint spike at top left outside. 0 has small raised metal at top right inside. 18-0 in date slightly doubled with 1 at bottom of lower crossbar, first 8 at bottom right of lower loop and 0 at lower left inside and outside.
Reverse C3a – Normal die with medium IV S mint mark. Couple doubled leaves in left wreath.

Comments: This obverse shared with VAM-8 and VAM-9.

LVA Plate Photos:
1880-S_VAM-8_Dbld_18.jpg1880-S_VAM-8_Dbld_0.jpg

Additional photos:
The VAM-8 and VAM-9 varieties share the same obverse die with metal remnants in the upper loop of the 2nd 8 of the date. Some view this as a diagonal marking of the 7 from an 1879 overdate. The two VAM's differ in that VAM-8 is a medium S mint mark while VAM-9 has a large S.
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Pictured here is a medium S VAM-8 mint mark on the left.
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-8 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Price History:


1880-S VAM-8 NGC MS66 DMPL $1527.50 Heritage 02/08/2013
1880-S VAM-8 NGC MS66 DMPL $998.75 Heritage 09/07/2012

1880-S VAM-8 PCGS MS65 DMPL $1407 eBay 07/24/2011
1880-S VAM-8 PCGS MS65 DMPL $1265 Heritage 04/07/2006

1880-S VAM-8 NGC MS64 DMPL $431.25 Heritage 02/05/2012

1880-S VAM-8 NGC MS65 PL $325.00 Oct-26-08

1880-S VAM-8 ANACS MS65 $135.13 Heritage 09/04/2016
1880-S VAM-8 PCGS MS65 $229.13 Heritage 07/12/2013
1880-S VAM-8 NGC MS65 $152.75 Heritage 09/02/2012
1880-S VAM-8 NGC MS65 $130.00 eBay 2/04/2007

1880-S VAM-8 ANACS MS64 $126.50 Heritage 03/17/2009

Condition Census:


12/2016
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-8
MS
197
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
13
37
62
54
18
5
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-8
MS
342
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
4
8
4
14
51
104
103
46
3
1
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
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
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
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
NGC
VAM-8
MS
444
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
14
49
91
118
118
45
5
0
0
0


Total
983

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-8
MS PL
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
5
2
0
1
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-8
MS PL
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
6
6
11
6
2
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
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
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
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
NGC
VAM-8
MS PL
54
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
14
21
13
0
1
0
0
0


Total
99


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-8
MS DM
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
5
2
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-8
MS DM
59
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
31
20
1
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
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
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
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
NGC
VAM-8
MS DM
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
13
11
3
0
0
0
0


Total
100

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