1879-P VAM-31

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1879-P VAM-31 Doubled Reverse PROOF

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, April 1982.
31 III2 1 - C3c (Doubled Reverse) (179) I-2 Proof
Obverse III2 1 – Normal die (Proof issue only)
Reverse C3c – Doubled UNIT, ES OF AMERICA, and ONE DOLLAR towards rim. TED, O, ERICA, ONE DOLL also doubled toward coin center, left and right wreaths doubled at top outside.

Comments:
1. The Reverse die can be identified by two bulges on the D of DOLLAR and a nearly vertical die scratch above the eagle's right foot. This same die was used for proof coinage for all 1879 and 1880 Morgans. A useful marker to identify circulated proofs.
2. This reverse die has never been confirmed on any business strike for the three years it was in service.

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Additional Photos:

1879 Proof Morgan.jpg
Obverse Die Marker
Several distinctive die scratches within hair (there more than the two areas shown)
1879-P Proof Obv DieMarker.jpg

Full PROOF Coin Photos:

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-31 PROOF Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS LOGO3.jpg

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