Difference between revisions of "1878-CC VAM-18"

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Discovered by Guy Messing, June 1973.<br />
 
Discovered by Guy Messing, June 1973.<br />
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM.<br />
 
This coin is a [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM.<br />
'''18 II4 - B1c (Doubled Reverse) I-3 R-4'''<br />
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'''18 II 4 • B1c (Doubled Reverse) I-3 R-4'''<br />
'''Obverse II4 -''' Doubled ear and cotton blossom leaves on the right edges, date, all stars on right and left on bottom edge.<br />
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'''Obverse II 4 -''' Doubled ear and cotton blossom leaves on the right edges, date, all stars on right and left on bottom edge.<br />
 
'''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'''.'''<br />
 
'''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'''.'''<br />
 
;Emission Sequence
 
;Emission Sequence
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rj1878ccvam6_c.jpg|Doubling on leaves, gouge right of lower cotton boll.
 
rj1878ccvam6_c.jpg|Doubling on leaves, gouge right of lower cotton boll.
78cc_v18_mm_small.jpg|The CC mintmark is close, level and clear of the wreath
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jb_78ccv4-2.jpg|The CC mint mark is close, level and clear of the wreath, 2nd C doubled lower inside
 
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Note that [[1878-CC VAM-24|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.<br/>
 
Note that [[1878-CC VAM-24|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.<br/>
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rj1878ccvam6_18.jpg|Comparison of VAM 6 and VAM 18 mint marks
 
rj1878ccvam6_18.jpg|Comparison of VAM 6 and VAM 18 mint marks
78cc_v18_scratches_talon_arrow_small.jpg|Tiny die scratches from back corner of upper arrowhead and above outer talon
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rj1878ccvam18_b.jpg|Extra metal next to leg feathers, tiny die scratches from back corner of upper arrowhead and above outer talon
rj1878ccvam18_b.jpg|Extra metal next to leg feathers
 
 
78cc_v18_wing_gap_small.jpg|Polish in wing-neck gap
 
78cc_v18_wing_gap_small.jpg|Polish in wing-neck gap
 
1878cc_vam18_arrow.jpg
 
1878cc_vam18_arrow.jpg

Latest revision as of 20:29, 11 September 2020

1878-CC VAM-18 Doubled Obverse

Discovered by Guy Messing, June 1973.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
18 II 4 • B1c (Doubled Reverse) I-3 R-4
Obverse II 4 - 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

Comments:

  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.

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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]]
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