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.
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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