1879-P VAM-5

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1879-P VAM-5 Doubled Date

Discovered by George Mallis, June 1965.
'5 III2 5 ∙ C3a (Doubled Date') I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 5 - Date doubled at top with all numerals doubled at top outside. Open 9 variety.
Reverse C3a - Normal die
Comments: Tops of all digits are doubled fairly strongly.
Shares a reverse die with VAM-27.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Reverse die marker is a long scratch in the eagle's left (viewer's riight) wing
There are numerous other reverse die scratches. Here are some notable ones in the other wing.

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACS
Note: These coins are labeled VAM-50-2, pay no attention to that, they are VAM-5.
'John Roberts is the Director of Attribution Services at ANACS, a prolific writer of coin articles for Coin World magazine and numismatic books. CONECA Literary Awards and Recognitions Recipent for 2010. 'He is a longtime collector of Morgan dollar varieties and is considered an expert in attributing Morgan varieties. We're very fortunate to have him contribute in this forum as- VAMpicker-lg.jpg VAMpicker.