1879-P VAM-48 Doubled 8-9, Doubled Lower Right Reverse
Discovered by John Roberts, September 2001.
48 III2 41 · C3h (Doubled 8-9, Doubled Lower Right Reverse) (180) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 41 – 8 slightly doubled bottom loop at right outside and 9 at left outside of upper loop. Three thin vertical die scratches at back of Liberty head neck.
Reverse C3h – Has hub doubling of lower right reverse same as 1878 P C3c reverse with doubling of outside edges of some leaves in lower right wreath, tops of serifs of A next to star in AMERICA, inside of AR in DOLLAR and right star towards rim. Different die than VAM-43 with die marker of thin die scratch slightly tilted to left above junction of olive branch and arrow shafts.
1. A close-up of the ear with a gouge extending from the inner ear to the outside in a SW by NE direction is a very good marker since it may stay with lesser grades, but certainly for all MS grades. (RH)
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John Roberts, who discovered this VAM, is the Director of Attribution Services at ANACS, a prolific writer of coin articles for Coin World magazine and numismatic books. CONECA Literary Awards and Recognitions Recipient for 2010.
He is a longtime collector of Morgan dollar varieties and is considered an expert in attributing Morgan varieties. We're very fortunate to have him contribute in this forum asuser:VAMpicker.
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