1883CC - VAM 4 or 8?

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Terence
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1883CC - VAM 4 or 8?

Post by Terence » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:50 pm

Good morning everyone, I am trying to determine whether this is a VAM-4 or a VAM-8.
My initial attribution was a 4 but after taking a second look I am leaning towards an 8.
Thanks T
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weth
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Re: 1883CC - VAM 4 or 8?

Post by weth » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:39 pm

Hey Terence,

Looks like a VAM 8. Thanks for posting that photo of the "we" as that gouge is a very clear diagnostic. For the VAM 4, the second C of the mintmark is tilted more upward, so I say VAM 8.

Tom / weth

Terence
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Re: 1883CC - VAM 4 or 8?

Post by Terence » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:06 pm

Looks like a VAM 8. Thanks for posting that photo of the "we" as that gouge is a very clear diagnostic.

Exactly what I was thinking when I went back to this coin for a second look and saw the curved die scratch of 'we', which then made me look closer at the mintmark as well.
Thank you

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