1882-CC VAM-2C Doubled 882, Break Cap Back, Doubled Lip Counter Clash

Discovered January 2006 by Lawrence Galbraith

This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam.

2C III22 · C3b (Doubled 882, Break Cap Back, Doubled Lip Counter Clash) (177) I-3 R-6
Obverse III22– Clashed die that has been polished as in VAM 2B. Further clashing with slight die rotation that produced one or two curved clashed lines at top of left and right wreaths. Single curved clash line shows doubled upper lip from counter clash and double curved clash line also shows small die break at back of Phrygian cap from die clashing.


COMMENTS: Since the discovery of VAM-2C in 2006, VAM-2C1 and VAM-2C2 have been added.

The counterclash is the stage difference - early 2C is just the counterclash, later it also has the break.


LVA Plate Photos:
1882-CC_VAM-2C_Dbld_882.jpg

1882-CC_VAM-2C_Dbld_882_Die_Chip.jpg

1882_CC_VAM-2C_Polishing_Roughness.jpg

1882-CC_VAM_2A_Break_Cap_Back.jpg



1882-CC_VAM_2A_Counterclash_Lip.jpg


Additional Photos:

1882-CC-2A-obv.jpg1882-CC-2A-rev.jpg
Discovered in January 2006, this very unusual variety was designated with R-5 rarity. It is possible the rarity is really considerably higher. The few known examples are also prooflike.
1882-CC-2A-date.jpg1882-CC-2A-mm.jpg
1882-CC-2A-capbreak.jpg1882-CC-2A-lipbreak.jpg

82cc_v2c_early_back_of_cap.jpg 82cc_v2c_early_counterclash_lip.jpg
An earlier stage of the VAM 2C is also known. This example was attributed by Leroy Van Allen 25 Oct 2006
Note that the break at the back of the cap is not yet formed, only a faint crack is visible. Liberty's upper lip is counterclashed.
This example has no hint of mirrored surface, unlike the later stage pictured above, also note that the later stage appears to have an additional clashmark from the back of the cap. During the lifespan of the VAM 2 marriage, the dies clashed at least 4 times and were repolished at least twice. An interesting study in die progression that may yield several more reported stages.

82cc_v2c_early_rt_wreath_clashes.jpg
Three clashes can be seen on this example with a very close spread
on the upper set. Dies are rotated about 7 degrees CW.
82cc_v2c_early_date.jpg
MPD under first 8 was polished away in earlier stage, doubling and lump
on second 8 still clearly visible.



cpm_1882CC_REV_Rotated_Dbl_Clash_1.jpg

cpm_1882CC_OBV_Cap_Die_Break.jpg


The following images show the the counter clashed lips occured with the first clash after the repolishing created the VAM-2B die state.
Single curved clash line shows doubled upper lip from counter clash.

3_-_1882-CC_Cap_Back.jpg

Lip Counterclash:

4_-_1882-CC_Lip_counterclash.jpg

Clashes on upper set of right wreath:

5_-_1882-CC_Right_Wreath_Clashes.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-2C Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions






Price History:





Condition Census:

ANACS MS64PL Discovery Piece,

12/2012
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
ANACS
VAM-2C HITLIST40
MS
14
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
3
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-2C HITLIST40
MSCD
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-2C HITLIST40
MSDM
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-2C HITLIST40
MSDM
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-2C HITLIST40
MSPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-2C HITLIST40
MS

0
0
0
0










1
1
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-2C HITLIST40
MS(GSA)

0
0
0
0








1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0