1880-O VAM-2 Medium O
Discovered by Howard Newcomb, February 1913.
2 III2 1 - C3b (Medium O) (176) I-2 R-2
Reverse C3b- Normal die of C3 type with medium, tall, oval shaped, II O mint mark centered and upright.
1. The photographs below show the normal placement of the date and the medium, tall mintmark. [The photos are also a warning for those who shop on the internet: lighting makes it appear the date, the mintmark and other elements are doubled. They are not.]
2. At least FOUR different die pairing of VAM-2 exist, all attributed by Leroy Van Allen. Below are 3 examples.
3. Third example attributed by LVA 10/17/2007
LVA Plate Photos:
Here is the die for the LVA-VAM-2 Hill - see 2nd set of LFCP's
Here is another die pairing from the LVA VAM-2 Hamilton - Date - see 1st set of LFCP's
Here is another die pairing from the LVA VAM-2 Hamilton - Mint Mark
3rd Pairing vetted thru LVA - came back as LVA VAM-2 Fogie
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-2 Hamilton Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS