1880-CC VAM-9 8/7 Dash
Discovered by Ted Clark, October 1970. Reverse discovered by Howard Newcomb, February 1913.
9 III2 6 ∙ C3a (8/7 Dash) (177) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 6 – Right 8 not polished like VAM-8.
Reverse C3a – Normal die of C3 type with large V CC mint mark and slanted arrow feathers. Small die chips above STATES OF and small round die chip at lower right L in DOLLAR.
1. The 1880-CC VAM-9 C³a Reverse of 79
shares the same III²6 obverse as the VAM-7 but differs with the type die used. The VAM-9 has the C³a Slanted Arrow Feather (SAF) reverse while the
VAM-7 B²a Reverse of 78. has the Parallel Arrow Feather (PAF) The VAM-9's date is positioned normally with the key attribution point
being the 8 repunched over the 7. The second 8 shows the remains of the underlying 7's stem as a dash below the 8 along with two diagonal
polishing marks inside the lower loop, with faint ears on the outside of the top left loop.
2. This Obverse die was used on VAM-7 and VAM-7A; then polished down and re-used on VAM-8 and VAM-9.
LVA Plate Photos:
The first 8 in the date shows some doubling inside the lower loop with die
chips inside the upper loop as well as chips on the top right side while the zero
in the date shows a slight bulge at the top right outside.
The VAM-9 reverse also has the large type V CC mintmark centered and upright.
Other points of interest and possible attribution are die chips and polishing lines found on other areas of the coin.
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-9 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACS