1878-CC VAM-18 Doubled Obverse
Discovered by Guy Messing, June 1973.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
18 II4 - B1c (Doubled Reverse) I-3 R-4
Obverse II4 - Doubled ear and cotton blossom leaves on the right edges, date, all stars on right and left on bottom edge.
Reverse B1c – Normal die of type B1 with widely spaced mint marks, I CC, at medium height. Die chips show in the center of both CC's.
- VAM 6 and and VAM 18 share the same obverse. Cotton Blossoms and leaves are doubled to the right. CC mint mark away from wreath for VAM 18. On the VAM 6, the CC mintmark almost touches the wreath. VAM 18 is much tougher to locate than the VAM 6.
LVA Plate Photos
Note that VAM 24 also has doubled leaves. This obverse die may also be distiguished from the VAM 24 by the horizontal die gouge to the right of the lower cotton boll, which is not present on the VAM 24.