1880-P VAM-1A1

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1880-P VAM-1A1 Die Break Wreath Bow

Discovered by Jack Lee, October 2005
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
1A1 III2 1 · C3a (Die Break Wreath Bow) (179) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 1 '1' doubled below upper crossbar.
Reverse C3a – Long horizontal rounded die break thru lower part of wreath bow extending left into leaf cluster and right thru top of leaf cluster to second from bottom right wreath leaf cluster. Possibly struck thru a wire during die hubbing operation. Short die break in middle of third leaf cluster from top of right wreath.

1- Nov 2011 Leroy states "We don't list 1A anymore- has been divided into 1A1 no break but die gouge wreath bow and 1A2 with break and gouge.
2- Do I have a VAM-1A or a VAM-39/a?Ask the Professor
3- The 1A1 is the same obverse die as the knobbed 8, 1A1 is the early die state of the knobbed 8, confirmed by Leroy in an email dated


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