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1879-CC VAMs

Mintage 756,000
Dies Used 30 pairs
Rarity in PL 1/10 (common)
Die Study no

1879-CC is one of the key dates of the series. With a mintage three times the more common 85-CC, it would seem that a large percentage of the issue was melted in 1918. 1879-CC is typically well struck. Those looking to purchase uncirculated specimens will find them with prooflike surfaces frequently. The most popular variety, the VAM 3 Large/Small CC, or so-called "capped CC", is also the most common and actually traded at a discount before varieties were collected, since collectors wanted a perfect CC mint mark. VAM 6 is another interesting variety with crumbled stars and obverse lettering.

Attribution Guides for 1879-CC

Official VAM Listing

  1879-CC VAM-1 Normal Die, Closed 9, CC Shifted left  
  1879-CC VAM-2 Open 9, Doubled 8, CC Tilted Left  
  1879-CC VAM-2A Doubled 8, CC Tilted Left, Die Chip Stars  
  1879-CC VAM-2B Doubled 8, CC Tilted Left, Die Chips Stars, Clashed Obv. G & t (Kimpton 12 Morgan Vam)  
  1879-CC VAM-3 Large over Small CC (Top 100 Morgan Vam)  
  1879-CC VAM-3A Large over Small CC Doubled Date, Gouges Obverse & Reverse (Top 100 Morgan Vam)  
  1879-CC VAM-4 Doubled Right C in Mint Mark  
  1879-CC VAM-5 Doubled 18, Tripled Stars, Doubled Left Reverse  
  1879-CC VAM-6 Tripled 1, Doubled 879, Centered CC, Crumbled Stars, Gouges Right Wreath (Reverse used in 1880)  
  1879-CC VAM-7 Doubled 18, Tripled Stars, CC Set Left and Tilted Left  

List of Past VAM Assignments

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