1879-CC VAM-3 Capped Die - Large Over Small CC
Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1965. Reverse discovered by Art Kagin October 1962. Revised: 2-29-12-oldcollectorcoins
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
3 (revised) III2 3 ∙ C3c (Large Over Small CC, Doubled Date) (178) I-5 R-6
Obverse III2 3 – Doubled date with 18 strongly doubled at top outside, 8 also doubled at lower inside of upper loop, 7 at lower serif and 9 at
bottom outside of lower loop.
Reverse C3c – Rough raised metal above and within CC mint mark, a large over small mint mark, G in God filled on LDS specimens.
1. The VAM-3 Capped Die variety shows die chips around the mint mark believed to be a large mint mark stamped over a small one.
The remaining mint mark chips are thought to be caused from attempts to obliterate the smaller underlying mint mark from the die with engraving tools.
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]© ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS
From Heritage's auction archives VAM-3 and VAM-3A [here] Please note you will find both 3 AND 3A in this listing.
- The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [http://www.rcicoins.com], and Jeff Oxman, [http://www.vamlink.com]
Note: Images posted until better ones come along :o