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1880-S VAM-55

1880-S VAM-55 Doubled 80, Die Chip Wreath

Discovered by Martin Field, October 1980.
55 III2 34 ∙ C3a (Doubled 80, Die Chip Wreath) (189) I-2 R-3
Obverse III2 34 – Doubled 80 in date. Second 8 doubled slightly on lower left outside of upper loop. 0 doubled at left and right outside at top and bottom.
Reverse C3a – Normal die with medium IV S mint mark. Large die chip on wreath leaf opposite NI of UNITED and a smaller die chip in field next to I of UNITED as in VAM-42.

1. Appears to be a duplicate listing of VAM42


LVA Plate Photos:

Additional Photos:

Doubled Date with doubling of hair above date:

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Doubled top of cap:

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Die chips in left wreath (viewed):

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Mintmark position:

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Early Die State: Note depression where secondary chip eventually forms:

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Full Coin Photos

Additional Full Coin Photographs (High resolution: right mouse click on the image, view image, left click, F11)
The larger and smaller die chips referenced in the VAM-55 description are shown below.