1878-CC VAM-19

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1878-CC VAM-19 Wide CC with Dot

Discovered by Jim Baxter, December, 1976. Revised 2008.
19 (revised) II1 - B1f (Wide CC with Dot) (179) I-2 R-3
Obverse II1 - Die 1 - Short vertical polishing line in front of eye and vertical die scratch across left cotton boll stem.
Die 2 - Die scratch just below LIBER and diagonal die scratch from denticles up to sixth right star and raised lump at denticles next to sixth right star.
Reverse B1f - Normal die of type B1 with widely spaced mint marks, III CC, at mediium height. Left C has die chip in center and is punched deeper than the right C. Die marker - Short vertical die scratch between eagle's left wing and neck.

Emission Sequence
Obverse (Die 1): 19.1, 19.1 remarriage, 19B
Obverse (Die 2): 19.2, 19A
Reverse: 19.1, 19.2, 19A, 19.1 remarriage, 19B


  1. VAM 19.2 and VAM 19.1 have the exact reverse in different stages and a completely different obverse die. The two marriages do not share common obverse markers.
  2. VAM 19.1/19B is the earlier marriage, and the odd lumps around the E of ONE from the hub are polished away to traces part way thru this marriage. They are never present on a VAM 19.2/19A.
  3. The four key things anyone needs for the 19 reverse are the left C heavier than right C mintmark, the B1 long nock, the crack thru the bottom of DOLLAR and the little vertical gouge in the gap between the eagle's neck and wing. see Below


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LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Main Pick-ups

Both VAM 19.1 and 19.2 have the same reverse

Die 1 (19.1)

Die 2 (19.2)

Secondary Pick-ups

Stuff around the E is a defect in the hub itself. Other dies (like the VAM 1B reverse)show traces of this feature, but this is likely the strongest example. It's mostly polished away when they did the obverse die swap forming the VAM 19.2, so this makes a good reverse PUP to tell the two very similar marriages apart in photos.

Die 1 (19.1)

Die 2 (19.2)

Full Coin Photos

VAM 19.1

Full Coin VAM 19.1 Images © Bowers & Merena Auctions, used with permission. Attributed by John Roberts at ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg

VAM 19.2

Full Coin VAM 19.2 Images © Heritage Auctions, used with permission. Attributed by Ron Hagler