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=1880-P VAM-6 8/7 Spikes=  
 
=1880-P VAM-6 8/7 Spikes=  
 
Discovered by George Mallis, July 1964.<br />
 
Discovered by George Mallis, July 1964.<br />
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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 />
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'''6 III2 5 ∙ C3a (8/7 Spikes) (180) I-5 R-5'''<br />
 
'''6 III2 5 ∙ C3a (8/7 Spikes) (180) I-5 R-5'''<br />
 
'''Obverse III2 5 –''' 8 repunched over 7 in date. Two serifs of 7 are clearly visible above 8 as two short spikes and crossbar of 7 is visible inside the upper loop of the 8. There is a slight bulge on left side of the 0 where original 9 was punched. 1 is tripled at the very bottom. First 8 is doubled slightly at bottom outside of lower loop. Second 8 is doubled slightly at lower left outside of upper loop. 0 is doubled at left inside. Fine die chips show on right inside first 8 lower loop.<br />
 
'''Obverse III2 5 –''' 8 repunched over 7 in date. Two serifs of 7 are clearly visible above 8 as two short spikes and crossbar of 7 is visible inside the upper loop of the 8. There is a slight bulge on left side of the 0 where original 9 was punched. 1 is tripled at the very bottom. First 8 is doubled slightly at bottom outside of lower loop. Second 8 is doubled slightly at lower left outside of upper loop. 0 is doubled at left inside. Fine die chips show on right inside first 8 lower loop.<br />
 
'''Reverse C3a –''' Normal die with two fine diagonal die scratches in lower part of eagle’s right wing.<br />
 
'''Reverse C3a –''' Normal die with two fine diagonal die scratches in lower part of eagle’s right wing.<br />
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'''Comments:'''<br />
 
'''Comments:'''<br />
 
'''1-''' The 1880-P VAM-6 is one of the tougher 1880 overdate coins, especially in high grades. The VAM is seen as two small spikes at the top of the 2nd 8 in the date. The left side is taller than the right and faint remains are seen in the upper left of the top loop. The finest known is a PCGS MS64. It was part of the Leroy Van Allen collection and sold in April, 2008.<br />
 
'''1-''' The 1880-P VAM-6 is one of the tougher 1880 overdate coins, especially in high grades. The VAM is seen as two small spikes at the top of the 2nd 8 in the date. The left side is taller than the right and faint remains are seen in the upper left of the top loop. The finest known is a PCGS MS64. It was part of the Leroy Van Allen collection and sold in April, 2008.<br />
 
'''2-''' Reverse progression believed to be [[1880-P VAM-10|VAM-10]], [[1880-P VAM-5|VAM-5]], [[1880-P VAM-5A|VAM-5A]], VAM-6 (JR)<br />
 
'''2-''' Reverse progression believed to be [[1880-P VAM-10|VAM-10]], [[1880-P VAM-5|VAM-5]], [[1880-P VAM-5A|VAM-5A]], VAM-6 (JR)<br />
 
'''3-''' Although classified as C3a, the reverse has die gouges on the right wing.<br />
 
'''3-''' Although classified as C3a, the reverse has die gouges on the right wing.<br />
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== LVA Plate Photos ==
 
== LVA Plate Photos ==
 
== Additional Photos ==
 
== Additional Photos ==
 
[[image:1880p_vam6.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:1880p_vam6.jpg]]<br />
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The "image" of the underlying 7 really pops out in AU+ specimens in which you can see the activity in the top loop of the second 8:<br />
 
The "image" of the underlying 7 really pops out in AU+ specimens in which you can see the activity in the top loop of the second 8:<br />
 
[[image:1880-P_VAM-6_8closeup.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:1880-P_VAM-6_8closeup.jpg]]<br />
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All VAM-6 exhibit over polishing, such as in the hair under the right end of the cap.<br />
 
All VAM-6 exhibit over polishing, such as in the hair under the right end of the cap.<br />
 
A good PUP but there are a few other 1880-P VAM's with the rear hair polished away.<br />
 
A good PUP but there are a few other 1880-P VAM's with the rear hair polished away.<br />
 
[[image:1880-P_VAM-6_right_hair_polishing.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:1880-P_VAM-6_right_hair_polishing.jpg]]<br />
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Right wing die gouges.<br />
 
Right wing die gouges.<br />
 
[[image:P1040636.jpg |frame|left|P1040636.jpg]]<br style="clear:both;">
 
[[image:P1040636.jpg |frame|left|P1040636.jpg]]<br style="clear:both;">
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[[image:1880-P-6-jbc-1.jpg]][[image:1880-P-6-jbc-87.jpg]][[image:1880-P-6-jbc-8.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:1880-P-6-jbc-1.jpg]][[image:1880-P-6-jbc-87.jpg]][[image:1880-P-6-jbc-8.jpg]]<br />
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== Full Coin Photos ==
 
== Full Coin Photos ==
 
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] ATTRIBUTED BY '''ANACS''' [[image:ANACS_LOGO3.jpg]]<br />
 
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] ATTRIBUTED BY '''ANACS''' [[image:ANACS_LOGO3.jpg]]<br />
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1880_RonH_VAM-6_REV_07172011.jpg
 
1880_RonH_VAM-6_REV_07172011.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
*SSDC only<br />
 
 
*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [[http://www.rcicoins.com/ http://www.rcicoins.com]], and Jeff Oxman, [[http://www.vamlink.com/ http://www.vamlink.com]]<br />
 
*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [[http://www.rcicoins.com/ http://www.rcicoins.com]], and Jeff Oxman, [[http://www.vamlink.com/ http://www.vamlink.com]]<br />
 
[[1880-P VAM-6#TOP|Top]]<br />
 
[[1880-P VAM-6#TOP|Top]]<br />

Revision as of 14:59, 13 August 2018

1880-P VAM-6 8/7 Spikes

Discovered by George Mallis, July 1964.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
6 III2 5 ∙ C3a (8/7 Spikes) (180) I-5 R-5
Obverse III2 5 – 8 repunched over 7 in date. Two serifs of 7 are clearly visible above 8 as two short spikes and crossbar of 7 is visible inside the upper loop of the 8. There is a slight bulge on left side of the 0 where original 9 was punched. 1 is tripled at the very bottom. First 8 is doubled slightly at bottom outside of lower loop. Second 8 is doubled slightly at lower left outside of upper loop. 0 is doubled at left inside. Fine die chips show on right inside first 8 lower loop.
Reverse C3a – Normal die with two fine diagonal die scratches in lower part of eagle’s right wing.
Comments:
1- The 1880-P VAM-6 is one of the tougher 1880 overdate coins, especially in high grades. The VAM is seen as two small spikes at the top of the 2nd 8 in the date. The left side is taller than the right and faint remains are seen in the upper left of the top loop. The finest known is a PCGS MS64. It was part of the Leroy Van Allen collection and sold in April, 2008.
2- Reverse progression believed to be VAM-10, VAM-5, VAM-5A, VAM-6 (JR)
3- Although classified as C3a, the reverse has die gouges on the right wing.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

1880p vam6.jpg
The "image" of the underlying 7 really pops out in AU+ specimens in which you can see the activity in the top loop of the second 8:
1880-P VAM-6 8closeup.jpg
All VAM-6 exhibit over polishing, such as in the hair under the right end of the cap.
A good PUP but there are a few other 1880-P VAM's with the rear hair polished away.
1880-P VAM-6 right hair polishing.jpg
Right wing die gouges.

P1040636.jpg

1880-P-6-jbc-1.jpg1880-P-6-jbc-87.jpg1880-P-6-jbc-8.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg

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