1880-O VAM-17

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1880-O VAM-17 8/7 Check Mark, Medium O

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1976.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
17 III2 13 - C3b (Check Mark, Medium O) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 13- 8 repunched over 7. Remains of 7 show on the surface of left side of second 8 in the form of a check mark. Short vertical bar on surface at right side of junction of 8's loops extending down into side of top of lower opening. Second 8 is doubled on lower left inside of upper loop.
Reverse C3b- Medium, tall, II O mint mark centered and upright.

1. This obverse shared with VAM-16 Die 1, VAM-16 Die 2, VAM-17, VAM-17A , VAM-55, and VAM-63.
2. Same obverse as VAM-16, but different reverse. VAM-17 reverse letters all have die chips and breaks at the top.


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Additional Photos:

1880-O VAM 17 Photo 1.jpg
The major difference for this checkmark variety is the use of an oval O as a mintmark.
1880-O VAM 17 Photo 2.jpg
another view of a MS sample

1880 O V17 MHI8COMP.jpg


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