1878-CC VAM-18

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1878-CC VAM-18 Doubled Obverse

Discovered by Guy Messing, June 1973.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
18 II4 - B1c (Doubled Reverse) I-3 R-4
Obverse II4 - Doubled ear and cotton blossom leaves on the right edges, date, all stars on right and left on bottom edge.
Reverse B1c Normal die of type B1 with widely spaced mint marks, I CC, at medium height. Die chips show in the center of both CC's.

Emission Sequence
Obverse: 6, 18
Reverse: 4, 18, 2B


  1. VAM 6 and and VAM 18 share the same obverse. Cotton Blossoms and leaves are doubled to the right. CC mint mark away from wreath for VAM 18. On the VAM 6, the CC mintmark almost touches the wreath. VAM 18 is much tougher to locate than the VAM 6.


LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Main Pick-ups

Note that VAM 24 also has doubled leaves. This obverse die may also be distiguished from the VAM 24 by the horizontal die gouge to the right of the lower cotton boll, which is not present on the VAM 24.

Secondary Pick-ups

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin VAM 18 Images © John Baumgart, used with permission. Attributed by Variety Slabbing Service.jpg

The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [[1]], and Jeff Oxman, [[2]]