1879-P VAM-5

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1879-P VAM-5 Doubled Date

Discovered by George Mallis, June 1965.
'5 III2 5 ∙ C3a (Doubled Date') I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 5 - Date doubled at top with all numerals doubled at top outside. Open 9 variety.
Reverse C3a - Normal die
Comments: Tops of all digits are doubled fairly strongly.
Shares a reverse die with VAM-27.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

1879-P-5-date.jpg
Reverse die marker is a long scratch in the eagle's left (viewer's riight) wing
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There are numerous other reverse die scratches. Here are some notable ones in the other wing.
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Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACS
Note: These coins are labeled VAM-50-2, pay no attention to that, they are VAM-5.
'John Roberts 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 Recipent 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 as- VAMpicker-lg.jpg VAMpicker.