1880-P VAM-50A

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1880-P VAM-50A Doubled 80 and Lower Reverse, Doubled Lips Counterclash

Discovered by John Baumgart, August 2006.
50A III2 49 · C3c (Doubled 80 and Lower Reverse, Doubled Lips Counterclash) (181) I-3 R-6
Obverse III2 49 – Doubled lips and upper chin from die counterclash.
Reverse C3c – Has same hub doubling as 1878 C3c reverse with doubling of outside edges of some leaves in left wreath and lower right wreath, bottom of right bow ribbon and tops of serifs of A to star in AMERICA.
Die marker - Some fine vertical polishing lines in middle of eagle's right wing.

1. Later die state of VAM-50.
2. The die chip on the cap, below the ribbon, on the left side.(See photo below) has been found on the earliest die stage of VAM-50, a DMPL. Some examples, but not all, may exhibit obverse pitting. For die markers see VAM-50. Can be found in grades as high as MS66.
3. On 5 Aug 2011 Leroy corrected the 2007 supplement plates for VAM-24. The die markers for VAM-24 were actually VAM-50/50A.


LVA Plate Photos:

V50A 1880Plips.jpg

Additional Photos:

First two photos courtesy of Rod Meader.
1880P VAM-50A date.jpg 1880P VAM-50A bow MM.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-50A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg

(2) PCGS MS64, NGC MS64, NGC MS63, (5) ANACS MS63. PCGS MS 63