1880-S VAM-7

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1880-S VAM-7

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, June 1966. Revised 2012.

7(revised) III2 4 · C3d (Doubled Date, S/S Loops, Acid Treated Leaves) (188) I-3 R-4
Obverse III2 4 – All digits in date doubled. 1 doubled below top and bottom crossbars. First 8 doubled at top and bottom outside and on surface at top inside of lower loop. Second 8 doubled on lower left outside of upper loop. 0 doubled at bottom outside and top outside left and right.
Reverse C3d – (Medium) IV S mint mark re-punched and tilted left with partially filled in lower loop. Curved line in middle of lower loop and at top of upper loop. Acid treated leaves to strengthen over polished ones in all left wreath clusters and couple leaves below top berries in right wreath.

1- This obverse shared with VAM-7 and VAM-94
2- This reverse shared with VAM-7, VAM-59 and VAM-61 .
3- The current VAM 7 listing matches the old VAM 36 description in the Van Allen - Mallis book, but there are examples that have this obverse paired with the 'old' VAM 7 mintmark as plated in the book.

LVA Plate Photos

1880-S VAM-7 Dbld Date.jpg
File:1880-S VAM 7-S over S.jpg align="left"
1880-S VAM 7-S S Loops.jpg

Additional Photos

Doubled date and three dots below "18"

Denticle impressions near the denticles.

Small chip at 5th Left Star towards rim

Not all have this die chip.

Two scratches in front of eye? Might be PMD.
ARS 1880 S VAMX 3.jpg

Coin is "PL" because of the polishing. Obverse and reverse dies were obviously clashed prior to polishing. Here is the left-over clashing at Liberty's lips.
ARS 1880 S VAMX 4.jpg

Mint mark of VAM-7?
ARS 1880 S VAMX 5.jpg

Small die gouges/scratches at center crossbar of "E" in ONE.
ARS 1880 S VAMX 6.jpg

Polished pitting at upper left inside and outside of "O" in DOLLAR?
ARS 1880 S VAMX 7.jpg

Polished out Bow and Bow Ribbons.
ARS 1880 S VAMX 8.jpg

Polished out three left lower tail feathers.
ARS 1880 S VAMX 9.jpg