1880-CC VAM-5 8/7 High Overdate
Discovered by Walter Breen, October 1964. Revised 2006.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
5(revised) III2 4 · C3c (8/7 High, Doubled 88) (177) I-5 R-4
Obverse III2 4 – 8 re-punched over 7 in date with original 7 punched high. Prominent ears show above 8, crossbar in upper loop, stem on right side of lower loop, dash below bottom of 8 and lower serif of 7 on surface of left side of upper loop as a checkmark. First 8 doubled at top inside of lower loop. Second 8 tripled at lower left outside of upper loop. Tops of U-U-UNUM doubled towards rim. Short die gouge from right side of first U in UNUM.
Reverse C3c – Normal die of C3 type with slanted arrow feathers and small II CC mint mark with slight tilt to right. Vertical die gouge between arrow feathers and olive branch.
LVA Plate Photos:
8/7 high overdate with slanted arrow reverse of 79
Full Coin Photos
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