1885-S VAM-6 S/S

Discovered by Leonard Hinckley, February 1974.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

6 III2 1 - C3b (S/S) I-3 R-4
Reverse C3b- IV S mint mark strongly doubled with original showing as vertical spike to left, a thin diagonal line to left of upper loop, a curved line on right inside of lower loop, and a thin line on right inside of upper loop.

Comments:
1- This reverse shared with VAM-6 and VAM-9.
2- The 1885-S VAM-6 has a strongly repunched mint mark. The remains of another S can be seen to the left of the lower serif. Be sure you check for the tops of digits in the denticles. If they are present, you have an ultra-rare 1885-S VAM-9

LVA Plate Photo:
1885-S_VAM-9_-S_over_S.jpg

Additional photos:
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
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Price History:

1885-S VAM-6 PCGS MS64 $591 eBay Mar-7-2010
1885-S VAM-6 PCGS MS63 $430.75 eBay Mar-8-2010

Condition Census:

PCGS (4) MS65s, (16) MS64s, (21) MS63s
NGC 15 Graded : MS65(1); MS64(2); MS63(3); MS62(3) -3/2009
ANACS (0) (3/2009)
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